A pharmacist by profession, Romanian Tünde Vass found her passion in polymer clay art, a medium that has captured the imagination of many artists. Creative by nature, she has been exploring the art of making jewelry for almost a decade.
“It started as an activity to have with my daughter,” the artist recalls, “but the versatility of the material fascinated me and I got addicted to it. Working with clay helps me relax and recharge my batteries.” Tünde’s love for the medium blossomed into a passion for creating colorful and unique jewelry pieces.
We asked Tünde to give us a glimpse into her journey with polymer clay art and her creative process. “I learned mostly on my own,” she says. “I started to learn from tutorials that I found online. Then I bought some polymer clay books which gave me new ideas and I experimented a lot. In addition, I also attended several workshops which pushed the quality of my work to a higher level,” Tünde explains, as the influence of Dan Cormier or Martina Burianova might be visible in her art.
What the artist loves most about her work is the process of seeing her ideas come to life. She finds inspiration in everything around her, from colors and fabrics to specific outfits and new techniques. While she doesn't often sketch her ideas beforehand, she enjoys playing with colors, veneers, and shapes to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. “I enjoy seeing what has come from my hands, and I love wearing what has been created,” she mentions.
When it comes to her style, Tünde's designs are as varied as her inspirations. “My style changes from day to day,” she says. “I make colorful, one-of-a-kind jewelry, or small collections. Among my work, you can find organic style and geometric styles as well. I also like to mix the two of them, making jewelry suitable for office and casual outfits and sometimes for elegant occasions as well. My daughter says that my jewelry is more suitable for middle-aged women than for teens.” Regardless of her daughter’s opinion, Tünde enjoys creating unique statement necklaces, which she loves to wear on specific occasions, and bracelets as well, which are always accompanied by matching earrings.
For those interested in exploring the world of polymer clay art, Tünde’s journey serves as an inspiration to pursue one's passion and experiment with this versatile medium. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, polymer clay offers endless possibilities for creating unique artwork. So why not give it a try and see where your inspiration takes you?