Ice Resin® is proud to present our 2014
US and International
Click through the links of these very talented artists to learn more about the wonderful work they create….
★ Tatiana Allen ★
Tatiana Allen considers herself to be a visual translator, taking words and quotes in their literal state and transforming them into visual scenes. She believes images and words connect the world around us to the one within us, and art can be a bridge between the two.
Her artwork began as idealized creation taking place at the intersection between herself and the world, a metaphor for the re-creation she struggled to complete on herself. This idea of re-creation continues to carry throughout the majority of her work.
Much of her re-creation process now comes from using recycled objects to create the scenes which she envisions. Tatiana enjoys collecting objects that add a presence to her designs and offer proof that value can be salvaged from things others consider worthless.
★ Baerbel Born ★
Born in 1961, I started crafting with the age of 5, when I made some clothes for my Barbie with fabric scraps. I never thought of myself as a creative, I just see things and put them together. I also do not favour any certain style, because there is so much beauty out there and it all has to be exposed no matter if shabby or chic. Well, most of the time I am the messy type, and I love colours!
I am a stay at home mom of three, two of them adults and one grandchild. But I still love to party and have fun. Back in the 80s I studied arts and grafics, ran a stamp shop for 5 years and wrote crochet books. There are so many hobbies, but for me they all come together when I want to create an object. This can be a greeting card, a photo frame or a garment.
I am thrilled to be part of the ice resin team! In my country, Germany, the jewellery crafting sticks to a few styles and only a hand full of people go any further. I hope I can change that and expand the range of ideas and products here.
★ Jennifer Cabic ★
Jennifer Cabic is the artist/owner of Silver Peanut Jewelry. She currently lives in Chagrin Falls, OH with her supportive husband, adorable son and 2 loving dogs. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Fine and Applied Arts she made a career in the printing industry for 25 years. In 2012, she jumped ship from corporate America and pursued her dream of creating jewelry full time out of her home studio. Jennifer keeps busy with her two etsy shops (Silverpeanut & Impressionims), participating in art shows throughout the year and teaching classes at her favorite bead shop (Bead Paradise). Her style of work tends to lean towards primitive looking pieces that have personal meaning and evokes emotion.
When Jennifer is not in her studio creating jewelry, she enjoys helping other people discover and live their passion. She also studies and teaches natural health solutions.
★ John Creighton Petersen ★
Even as a child, John had an obsession with paper and everything that could be done with it- lettering, painting, collage and even bookmaking. Although his degree is in Photography, his passion for paper arts lead him into a variety of different fields along the way including printing and design. In high school he began making journals from old books that he kept sketches, ideas, clippings, and his day to day adventures in which naturally led him into the altered arts- and three shelves of books! Along the way he picked up a few more “obsessions” including calligraphy, beading, and rubber stamping. John attributes his passion for art to being a Seattle native and “needing something to do the 9 months of the year when it’s constantly raining.” When not teaching classes or creating in his studio, you’ll probably find John trying a new recipe in the kitchen that he found on Pinterest or enjoying the view of Mt. Rainier from his deck with his family- when there’s a break in the clouds!
★ Jen Crossley ★
Jen Crossley is an Australian mixed media artist and highly sought after instructor. Her art is truly unique, incorporating many a found object, vintage ephemera, metal she has herself etched, resin and much more. With a true eye for detail and the ability to see past a rusty bit of metal, Jen is able to create assemblage pieces, tiny books and jewellery from this assortment of pieces she collects.
Jen’s career has now taken her abroad where she realised her dream of becoming an internationally recognised artist and began teaching at the Art n Soul retreats. Her work has been published in a number of Stampington’s magazine publications as well as Seth Apter’s book “The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed” as one of the 31 featured artists. Jen’s pieces conjure up images of times gone by …. which is the apt name of her blog, A Mark in Time.
She lives in Miners Rest with her hubby mark and two children Nicole and Matthew.
★ Jamie Dougherty ★
Jamie has been creating art since her late teens.
She writes: I had a fine arts and pottery background, coming into scrapbooking, so in the past ten years in the craft in hobby industry, I have learned to infuse my fine arts into my pieces. I love to involve myself in all aspects and avenues of creativity. Expanding my mediums helps me stay creative. I have also been a mixed media educator for the past ten years and teach projects that beginners to experienced artists enjoy.
Other than being a mixed media artist and educator, I have also started product design and product licensing and have exciting things coming next year. In my spare time I also like to write and currently have three novels in print. I am excited to be a part of the ICE resin team and can’t wait to see what the new year brings.
I live in southern California with my husband and two children. I am a homeschool mom and love that I can still be the artist I am while being there for our kids.
★ Polly Hendrickson ★
I live in Chandler, Arizona, with my family and 3 dogs, and I have a degree in Interior Design from the University of Arizona. I’ve always loved jewelry and especially color! Growing up, I was completely influenced by my Grandmother’s love for all things creative. For the past 4 years, I have been fortunate to travel all over the country and take classes in jewelry making. I especially love Fabrication and working with Sheet Metal and Cold Connections and incororating them into my pieces. I also love using words and phrases in my jewelry, and I like to combine old rusty pieces with rhinestones. I am the owner of Polly Hendrickson Jewelry Design, and I enjoy the design process for each piece that I make! I teach classes locally and I currently have my jewelry in 4 stores in the Phoenix area, and in one store in Tucson.
★ Clare Horner ★
Clare Horner is universally known as Gotpaintinmyhair.
She writes: For as long as I can remember I have always had paint in my hair. Turning empty box’s into dolls houses, graduating to fully furnished cardboard dolls houses and now onto the mixed media pieces I create today.
As my passions for making treasures out of trash grew I tried my hand at a number of things, from painting, drawing, paper crafting and jewellery making then onto more advanced techniques such as soldering, metal manipulation and resin. My current focus over the last few years has been mixed media. I have bent it, painted it, inked it, broken it and if that hasn’t worked I have taken a hammer to it, while having an amazing time all along the way.
Presently I live in rural Yorkshire with my other half and four crazy rescue kitties who think that we are kitties too and often try to get us to come on adventures in the fields surrounding us. In my spare time I enjoy day trips to interesting places and visiting craft shows.
★ Candy Rosenberg ★
Candy has been inspiring others for nearly seven years, starting in scrapbooking working with Graphic 45, May Arts and many others, and has been slowly venturing into mixed media the last few years with a number of mixed media products being designed including albums, embellishments and rubber stamps. There is no mistaking her style; a blend of vintage, shabby chic and mixed media all inked up, fussy cut and layered. When she first started out her style was not like “others,” however, no matter what she never compromised her style and now her style is more mainstream than ever.
Candy is blessed to still have one teenager left in the home and the creative bug has spread to her and her older sister. The youngest is a duck tape artist and attends CHA with her mother, the oldest daughter is a student at the Art Institute of Portland for Photography and Design (which makes moms job easier with plenty of photos). Not to leave out her son who is in the Navy, he is creatively navigating the waters.
“Salvage from the past to make your life richer in the present” is Kim Williams’ mantra. A BA in Theatre Education and 30 years in the classroom has provided Kim with a profound appreciation for creative design. Transitioning from teaching to retirement came with some challenges. Desiring to channel creative energy, mix in a little inspiration for a love of collecting antiques and vintage jewelry with a background in fashion history all came together in a blinding bolt of lightening when she began a new journey creating repurposed jewelry.
Kim lives along the Gulf Coast of Texas with her husband and soon to be wed, son. She volunteers at a local historical house museum and is creative director of a summer stock theatre company in her hometown.
Kathy Cano-Murillo is a writer, artist and founder of the award-winning site, CraftyChica.com. Her “Mexi-boho” style crafts have been carried by hundreds of retailers, including Bloomingdales, Target, and Michaels. She is a former entertainment reporter for The Arizona Republic, and has authored nine books, including Crafty Chica’s Art de la Soul and the novels, Waking Up in the Land of Glitter and Miss Scarlet’s School of Patternless Sewing. She has been profiled in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and NPR, and now has an extensive Crafty Chica product line. Kathy lives in Phoenix, AZ, with her husband, two kids and four Chihuahuas. Her mission is to spread positivity through creativity!