About my art ~

I create OOAK Polymer clay & Mixed Media Figurative Sculptures and Artdolls.

My creations are inspired largely by the horror & fantasy genres, as well as stories from folklore & mythology. I love cryptids, classic sideshow & freakshow aesthetic, and of course anything Halloween!

 

My sculptures are completely handmade originals. Everything is hand-crafted and created by me, from sculpting, painting, cutting & sewing clothing, cutting and hand-laying hair, making accessories, props, etc. I do not make molds, casts, or copies/recreations of my sculptures, and therefore each one I make is truly One of a Kind.

I work mainly in professional-grade polymer clay, but also enjoy utilizing air dry and epoxy clay.

I use a combination of airbrushing and hand painting with acrylic paints/inks, and I always use 100% Vegan materials, meaning I never use any fabrics or fibers from animals.

My creatures have been described as pleasantly creepy, surprisingly cute & oddly whimsical. I enjoy creating original works as well as homage art pieces, and am always excited to work with a client to bring their favorite monster or character to life!

 

A little about me

Horror fan turned artist...

Ever since I was a child I have felt a special kinship with creatures, a love for monsters, and an attraction to the fantastical and otherworldly side of things. Over my formative years, I developed a strong affinity towards horror and dark fantasy films, movie monsters, ghost stories, exploring cemeteries and historically creepy or abandoned places, haunted attractions, and anything Halloween. 

 

In 2016, hungry for a change and new direction in my life, I decided to put a decade-long career aside to pursue a 15-month training program in the artistry of Special Makeup Effects. While taking some beginner sculpting classes, I discovered my knack and passion for sculpting and soon thereafter fell in love with Polymer clay.

I initially approached this “career change” with plans to get into the SFX business, to perhaps get a job in a props shop or amusement park, or become a makeup artist for horror movies. 

But in 2017, after completing that program, I decided to follow my dream of creating art as a full-time independent artist and maker, and commit fully to the path of fine art.

Now, I exist in my own little fantasy world, full of creature and monster friends, and I feel so fortunate to be able to share them with the world. 

 

As of 2020/2021, I am continuing to hone my sculpture & dollmaking craft and learning/experimenting with new artistic endeavors including colored pencil art, gouache/watercolor, acrylic & oil painting. 

 

I am currently based in Arizona and besides working one on one with clients & collectors creating custom pieces, I am enjoying taking part in occasional art shows & conventions. Visit my Events page to see what's coming up!

                      If you'd like to get to know a little more about my journey, check out the articles below...

Publications / Interview LINKS:

 

2021 ~ RUE MORGUE Magazine issue #201 'Fright Gallery'

https://rue-morgue.com/product/rue-morgue-201-jul-aug-2021/

2020 ~ Voyage Houston's shoutout series:

https://shoutouthtx.com/meet-carla-yeatts-sculpture-artist/

 

 

2020 ~ Gore Noir Magazine's Creature (Gillman) tribute Issue:

https://gorenoirmagazine.bigcartel.com/product/creature-coffin-shaped-black-and-white-issue

2019 ~ Blue Star Arts San Antonio:

https://bluestarartscomplex.com/qa-with-carla-yeatts/

2018 ~ Voyage Houston:

http://voyagehouston.com/interview/check-carla-yeatts-s-artwork/

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