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Clay Alchemist has been making illustrations, animations, and tutorials on how to make things since 2006. Characters are created using plasticine clay, the same medium of choice for clay animation. It is temporary art, created with the sole purpose of being photographed only to be melted down afterwards.
Characters have traveled as far as New York, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado and all the places in-between.
Art made in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Fed Galleries at KCAD. Festival of the Arts. Skinny Dipping and One Cool Cucumber. May 31 - July 15, 2017.
Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts. Festival of the Arts. Caricatures of Candidates. June 1-24, 2016. Photography Juror Award.
GRCC Art Student of the Month. Display featuring sculptures and illustrations from 2014 and 2015. February 2015
Paul Collins Art Gallery. Art.Downtown. I'm Not Myself. April 2014.
Paul Collins Art Gallery. Student Exhibition. Black and white gelatin prints. Winter 2014.
Vertigo Music. ArtPrize. Diggin' Days. August - September 2013.
Paul Collins Art Gallery. Student Exhibition. Spring 2013.
G1 Gallery [GRCC]. Art.Downtown. Diptych from 57 Year. April 2013.
Recipient of Frey Foundation Seed Grant. ArtPrize. 2017.
Photographic Short Story (Charlotte) Award. Festival of the Arts. 2017.
Photographer of the Year - Division Three. Michigan Press Association. 2016.
Delta Pi Alpha. Top 5% of graduating class. GRCC. 2015.
1st Place, Video Production and Online Production. MCCPA. 2015.
1st Place, News Photo. MCCPA. 2015.
3rd Place, Photo Essay. MCCPA. 2015.
Honorable Mention for Informational Graphic/Illustration. MCCPA. 2015.
1st Place, Photo Essay. Scott McNabb Scholarship. 2015
GRCC Excellence Award in Photography. 2013.
Hospice of Michigan. GRCC Collegiate. 2015.
SiTE:LAB Morton House. August - September 2014.
TEDxGrandRapids. May 2014.
ArtPrize Panel Discussion. Behind the scenes of "an industrious menagerie".
CraftSanity. Illustration and photography. Issue 10
claylist: a parody of online dating. Ebook. 2015.
NEDx Holland. Photo work in student exhibition. November 6, 2014.
GRCC Collegiate. 2014, 2015.
5 Things to Avoid in GRCC Parking Ramps. Claymation. 2015.
TYCA Midwest Conference. "Crafting a Community: Empowering Commuter Students to Invest". October 3, 2014.
[Grand Rapids] Gallery Guide 2014-2015. Cover photo.
West Michigan Woman Magazine. October/November 2014 Issue.
GRCC Display Magazine. Photography, Illustration. Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, 100th Issue.
Boinx iStopMotion 3. Advertising. 2013.
Boinx Chronicles. Tutorials. 2012 & 2013.
Official Jars of Clay Blog. Claymation. 2007.