Anke Humpert

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Anke Humpert

Anke is a mixed media and polymer clay artist. Young at heart and mind, uber creative and “medium adventurous”, fearless about trying new things and making them her own. She has an extraordinary eye for color and pattern. Her professional training at the University of Arts, Berlin, Germany, and her self-studies have encouraged her to find her own path in many ways. Anke enjoys most to explore creativity in all it´s forms and help other people to find their own path to being creative. Anke has published several books, e-books and writes regularly articles for magazines. She is a demonstrator for polymer clay manufacturers, teaches classes on-line at CraftCast.com and in person workshops nationally and internationally.

Transforming Your Scraps Into Pieces That You Love

What is scrap clay anyway? On social media you can not help but notice that there are a lot people wondering about what to do with scrap clay and asking for new ideas for what to do with it. Since this is a topic of interest I would like to get a bit deeper into… Continue reading Transforming Your Scraps Into Pieces That You Love

Sculpey Souffle and nature art supplies

Tips and Tricks for Mixed Media

“Mixed media is a term used to describe art works composed from a combination of different media or materials.” the “tate”,London, UK, states on their website (https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/m/mixed-media ). Polymer clay is the main medium in our work and it is extremely versatile. If you use it in combination with another media, let´s say metal (as… Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Mixed Media

Polymer clay art sketch pad and notes

Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone

Looking for inspiration we often find ourselves on social media. We often find beautiful pictures, quotes and inspirational words. They are meant to inspire or help spark a new idea. One of the topics, I often see, is based around the idea that we do have a comfort zone. And often we are encouraged to… Continue reading Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone

Preparing to Teach an Online Class for Artists – Pt 2

After having my script ready and knowing all my guidelines, it´s time to get the set up for the recording and test it. With the devices we all have today, we already have the basic equipment. But basic might not be what you want or enough for what you have planned. Then you need to… Continue reading Preparing to Teach an Online Class for Artists – Pt 2

Preparing to Teach an Online Class for Artists – Pt 1

Last year there have been lots of challenges for everyone, one of them being that artists could not attend live events or workshops on a regular base anymore. In some cases it was and still is not possible at all. Many were trying to find out what, they could do instead. New ideas and concepts… Continue reading Preparing to Teach an Online Class for Artists – Pt 1

Several clay leaves in a variety of colors laid around in a circle

Using Liquid Sculpey® – #HowDoYouSculpey (part2)

Today I would like to tell you a little bit about my new clay love: Liquid Sculpey®! It does work a bit different then regular polymer clay and you need to get used to the different way of working with it at first. So, to make it easier for you I thought I share a… Continue reading Using Liquid Sculpey® – #HowDoYouSculpey (part2)

#HowDoYouSculpey-What I Like Most About Sculpey and How I Work With It

When I was asked what I like best about Sculpey and especially how I use it, at first I did not know what to say. Honestly the answer is not that easy! Thinking about what I use polymer clay for, and specifically Sculpey, I can not give you a straight forward answer. I am not… Continue reading #HowDoYouSculpey-What I Like Most About Sculpey and How I Work With It

My Favorite Technique to do using Polymer Clay

By: Anke Humpert My favorite technique in polymer clay is a very simple one. I learned it from Donna Kato and I have used it ever since. It´s easy to make but very versatile. And you don’t need a lot of tools: You need at least two colors of clay, but you can use more… Continue reading My Favorite Technique to do using Polymer Clay

A variety of different jewelries and clay sculptures laying flat on a table

Liquid Sculpey – What can I do with it? 

Liquid Sculpey bakeable medium is one of the newest products from Polyform and more than once I heard the question: “What can you do with it?” Well sometimes it is kind of hard to answer that just using words. So I thought I would share some of my experiments with you and point you to… Continue reading Liquid Sculpey – What can I do with it? 

various blue objects on a white table

What’s Your Favorite Color?

by Anke Humpert “People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and its ends, but to me it’s quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations, with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors. Waxy yellows, cloud-spat blues. Murky darknesses. In… Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Color?

A Workshop with Kathleen Dustin

A Workshop with Kathleen Dustin   My home guild, the German Polymer Clay Guild polyclaykunst.de had arranged a workshop with Kathleen Dustin (April 24th – 26th, 2015). This workshop was one I have been looking forward to for a long time! I had meet Kathleen on two occasions earlier, but I had never taken a… Continue reading A Workshop with Kathleen Dustin

Create Patriotic Clay Flowers – Sculpey®

Creating in patriotic colors is always so much fun for Memorial Day in the late spring, the Fourth of July in mid-summer and then Veterans Day in the fall.  These adorable little patriotic flowers are fabulous to create an use in variety of fun ways.  To get started, you are going to need Sculpey III… Continue reading Create Patriotic Clay Flowers – Sculpey®

a small display carnival

What I Like To Do To Stay Creative

No matter if working with polymer clay is your hobby, your creative outlet or it is your art form, we are all not inspired at times. We feel we are doing the same old same old again and again and just have no ideas at one point. It happens to everyone. The point is: not… Continue reading What I Like To Do To Stay Creative

chameleon pens tested with polymer clay

Testing Chameleon Pens and Polymer Clay

Just recently I got some new ChameleonTM Pens. I had seen Syndee Holt using them on polymer clay and so I was really exited and looking forward to use them myself and I would like to tell you a little bit about my first tests with theses pens! The ChameleonTM Pens are permanent alcohol ink… Continue reading Testing Chameleon Pens and Polymer Clay