nikolina

Out of pure curiosity, I first dove into the world of polymer clay in the late 1990s. Although I had no previous art or craft experience, I was simply drawn to the range of colors and the potential to make things for myself. Soon I found I had a new, addictive hobby. The more I played with polymer, the more I wanted to discover. After a few starts and stops, I realized that I was very passionate about working with clay and quit my day job in sports to continue my exploration of the material. It proved to be the right decision.

I like to experiment and take time to explore different techniques, which I use as tools to realize my ideas. I love color, pattern, shape, and texture and I keep my eyes wide open for anything that will inspire me.

Along with making, I enjoy teaching both online and in person, internationally. My online classes are available at Craftartedu and tutorials are available for purchase through my Etsy shop.

My work has been featured on Polymer Clay Daily and other blogs, as well as in print publications such as Polymer Journeys; The Art & Craft of Polymer 2016 curated by Sage Bray and Cynthia Tinapple’s Polymer Clay Global Perspectives.

I live in Zagreb, Croatia. My brand Orson is named after one of my beloved cats, who passed away in 2010.