Have you ever seen a Colombian "Chiva"? These super colorful & rustic buses were once commonly used in Colombia for rural transportation, they carried people, livestock and merchandise. However they are now known as a symbol of the Colombian culture and little by little they are being replaced by newer, faster and safer methods of transportation.Copyright ©

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Happy New Year everyone! :) To kick off 2012 with great energy, and continuing with my monthly digest of inspiring artists, I have the honor of introducing to you the amazing and incredibly talented Bettina Welker! She is not only a wonderful polymer clay artist and great teacher, but also a graphic designer! :) Her work is known, admired

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A few very busy weeks have passed since I came back from my first ever clay event! As a graphic designer I've attended many conferences & workshops, but as an artist this was my first, and what an amazing experience it was! This year, the Europe Clay Carnival was held in Bad Homburg, Germany. I guess this puzzles my friends

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It's an owl fever out there... ...and I'm guilty of being part of it! ;)Owls are fascinating creatures, nocturnal hunting birds with eyes that can look deep into your soul. They are intelligent, sharp, mysterious and avid hunters, that have enchanted us all.  But it seems that we have been fascinated with them since forever! :) If you do a

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Remember our "A Circus Princess" party? A Circus Party  Copyright © 2011ClayCatShopWe created fun center pieces to go along with the theme! You too can make your own circus center pieces! You will need: plastic popcorn containers, foam, shredded paper, colorful lollipops and a fancy tag to give your party a unique & fun look! Follow the simple graphic steps

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To achieve fantastic results, we like to work closely with our clients. Bellow is a quick look at our creative process:1) A client contacts our studio with an idea, we discuss the possibilities and submit a draft in pencil, to make sure we are going in the same direction.Copyright © 2011 ClayCatShop 2) Then we talk color scheme, and try

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Childhood memories, beautifully illustrated history books, good family friends, art appreciation and love... that's what drives me to create the original line of ClayCatShop's "Moody Matryoshkas" and "Flat Babushkas". My way of paying a humble tribute to this beautiful Russian Art.  Our Flat Babushkas depict moms or girls in the traditional "flatten" shape. They can be custom made to match

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Lately a lot of people have been asking me how and where they could learn how to do clay. This is wonderful! My favorite art medium is becoming more and more popular :) What I know, I learned on my own, but nowadays you have many options! You can go to bookstores, and check for clay books, you could go

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Put together a Fiesta! :) Gather some friends and celebrate this Mexican holiday with great style.  Who doesnt like Mexican food & iced Margaritas? :) Bellow are some of our ideas to make an unforgettable party!Make sure your cake stands out, get a fun cake topper! Here is a picture of a "Happy Mexican" cake topper, we did for one

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ClayCatShop's Yanomami MomCopyright © 2011 ClayCatShopWhen the Smooshers challenged me to create a tribal piece last month, I decided to look for inspiration in my dear Venezuela.  Memories of the Yanomamis started floating in my mind, I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Amazons many times while my family lived there, in the Bauxiven Camp (They lived

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