About me

Hello, I'm Maive, a self-taught polymer clay artist and author living in the Southeast of England with my boyfriend and a mischievous bunny called Benjamin. 

I'm originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina where I lived until I was 15 when my family decided to move to Italy. I finished school there and studied Foreign Languages & Literature for a few years before I decided to move to England, where my heart really was.

We used to live in a studio flat that I lovingly called "my tower", but we have now moved to a ground floor flat and I have yet to give it a name.

I love cake! In case you hadn’t noticed. And when my polymer clay journey began in 2011, when my mother in law handed me my first blocks of FIMO, it was almost inevitable for me to want to make miniature cakes and cake-themed jewellery out of it.

My polymer clay work doesn’t stop there though; nature and the ocean are a great source of inspiration of mine and I’ve had a life-long fascination with water, which is why I like to make a lot of my food literally drip with yumminess!

My long eared assistant Benjamin, who likes to make sure there's enough mention of carrots in my posts.

 

About me...

Hello, I'm Maive, a self-taught polymer clay artist and author living in the Southeast of England with my boyfriend and a mischievous bunny called Benjamin. 

I'm originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina where I lived until I was 15 when my family decided to move to Italy. I finished school there and studied Foreign Languages & Literature for a few years before I decided to move to England, where my heart really was.

We used to live in a studio flat that I lovingly called "my tower", but we have now moved to a ground floor flat and I have yet to give it a name.

Press:

  • Scouting magazine - Summer Issue 2018 to illustrate campfire recipes.

  • Dolls House & Miniature Scene - October 2019 - Witch's Cauldron Cake Tutorial

  • Dolls House & Miniature Scene - November 2019    Melted Ice-Cream Cone Cake Tutorial

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When I’m not obsessing over cakes, I’m also creating funky fruit jewellery, fantasy characters that love to talk and talk (and talk! you guessed it!) and pieces inspired by the world of witches which I find so mysterious and fascinating.

I don't take custom orders, because my work is very intuitive but please feel free to drop me a line, I always welcome suggestions; and you never know, I might be in the process of making exactly what you were looking for, telepathy!

HANDMADE WITH LOVE

I'm a free-hand sculptor, so each piece is individually sculpted by me making each one unique. I only use moulds of my originals. 

If there is one little thing I don't like about a piece, I recycle it.

So you can be certain you will always have 100% of me.

I'm a one woman band. I am the designer, sculptor, photographer, writer and short little human that packs and takes her babies to the post office once they've found a new home.

It's always a bittersweet experience, to part.

But I know you will love them just as much as I loved making them.

POLYMER CLAY IS ONE OF MY MANY SIDES

I love music and singing; I was in an Italian choir before I moved to England.

I love to play the guitar and write songs in my spare time.

I love reading and writing, my favourite author (at least for now) is Jules Verne.

I have a fascination with water, with the sky and the moon and I love taking pictures of them.

I enjoy doing a bit of photography, swimming and playing tennis, travelling and spending time with my bunny bun bun.

 

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