Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cupid, in All Sizes

As I've mentioned before, I used to make miniature figurines.  Lots and lots of miniature figurines.  I had a very successful run with them for many, many years.  I sort of hit a wall with it when the craft show market went sour, the shops I was selling my things in closed, and I was going through a difficult personal matter all at the same time.  I took a much needed break.  When I came back to my love of clay, I reinvented my work into the larger, more whimsical one-of-a-kind pieces I do now.  I still have some of these charming little mini pieces available though, so I thought I would show you a couple today.

Clay Cupid with Valentine Heart
Clay Valentine Cupid with Bow
I have always liked these two adorable Cupids, in all their nakedness. These little darlings are only about 2-1/4" high.  I think they are very sweet.  Both are available in my etsy shop right now, for a very good price of $12.00 each! 
Here is my new version of Cupid:

Polymer Clay Valentine Cupid
This one-of-a-kind Cupid stands about 5-3/4" high and his white feather wings span about 5-1/2".  He is dressed in a crinkled fabric toga and carries a handmade bow and arrow. A Valentine heart sits at his feet.  I love the expression on his face!  I have this adorable fella listed on my Pfatt Marketplace page and in my etsy shop
I love polymer clay for its diversity.  Look how different these cupids are, and they were made by the same artist!  I still have a soft spot for my miniature pieces, because they have been good to me over the years and have brought me to where I am today.  But I am really enjoying the new stuff.  I like the size and scale of the pieces, and I like that each one truly is a one-of-a-kind piece of art. 
Tell me what you think!  I love to hear from you!
Have a great day!



  1. Both or your Cupid versions are wonderful Lisa, both has their own personality! Love the wings and the expression on the face of your 'new' Cupid!

  2. He looks a little love struck, doesn't he?

  3. Even though the old stuff is cute, I'm loving the new format of your work. The new cupid is adorable, as is everything else that you've done since re-creating your work.
    If I wasn't buying a house for Valentine's day, I might just think I needed one of those (haha).