If you are not familiar with clay crafting, it is an art made from clay materials, which may take forms including sculpture, figures, sample dishes and many more. Get ready to be inspired by these 10 clay crafters from Malaysia who have what it takes to produce wonderful miniatures and figurines using their bare hands, of course with clay, and their creativity. Introducing you Malaysia’s Top 10 Clay Crafters who are devoted to clay art with lots of passion and love.
1) Yusie’s Art & Craft
Founded by Yusie who loves all things beautiful, she is driven by the passion to produce wonderful crafts using clay and her imagination. Judging from her portfolio, her strength lies in her attention to detail and choice of colour. Human figurines are her forte, and her clay products convey sentiments of happiness and joy, which is what make’s Yusie’s art and craft special.
Mabel wants each of her clay figurine to have its unique character and personality. Priding herself on making custom miniature clay charms, Mabel has the ability to produce a charm that resembles you, with a comical touch. If you are looking to add colours to your bracelet, Mabelstory would be your perfect choice.
3) Yenji Clay Craft
Entering Malaysia’s clay crafting scene in 2008, Yenji Clay Craft focuses on teaching classes with the aim of passing their clay art knowledge to students from all around the world. Instructed by qualified instructors, Yenji Clay Craft also offers high quality clay craft related tools and materials.
Originating from Ipoh, Momozai was founded by Shee Man, or better known as Momo. Graduating in Interior Design, Momo is a self-taught clay crafter who aspires to create something special for different people. According to her, personalisation is what makes her craft work unique and her motivation comes from the satisfaction of her customers.
Moo.nicholas was founded by Nicholas Lim for one sole factor, his passion for clay art. Judging from his signature animal themed clay figurine series, Nicholas knows how to bring the most out of simplicity. His adorably crafted cute animals such as the tapir, sheep and piggy will make you fall in love.
6) Tiny Clay Made
Every item in Olivia’s online Etsy shop is completely handmade with polymer clay, and with lots of attention to details and love. While Olivia is a part-time graphic designer, she describes polymer clay as her passion and interest. As the name suggest, Tiny Clay Made turns anything you can imagine into tiny clay art and can be worn as accessories such as earrings or pendants.
7) Half Lemon
The Half Lemon team enjoys designing and creating handmade works of craft which revolves around simplicity, minimalism and cuteness. The main character in this brand is Mantou, who is described as a happy, simple and shy girl; a character which embodies their design philosophy. Half Lemon also has the amazing talent of bringing wedding photos to “life” by recreating those pictures in the form of clay art.
8) Shiro Bear Handiart
Shiro Bear Handiart specialises in custom-made handicraft with product offerings such as key chains, photo frames, human figurines, weddings gifts, and many more. Their amazing ability to create crafts with differing designs is clear for all to see. They also provide clay art classes for those who are interested in dabbling with the craft.
9) Clayci Art and Clay
Founded by Crisci Chan, Clayci Art and Clay is an art education centre which offers 2D and 3D art classes to both children and adults. Participants will be guided step by step to draw and model the sculptures. The Clayci Art and Clay team believes that art is able to activate our imagination and creativity which will ultimately help us to solve problems and make the world a better place.
10) Handmade by Mich
Handmade by Mich is a relatively new player in this talented field of craft-making. But don’t let that hinder the fact that they make products of utmost quality and design. Specialising in using polymer clay, their works bring cartoons to life. They’re also very open to the idea of collaborating and trading with other crafters.