Alan Cordiner

Handcrafted Polymer Clay Designer Jewellery

How I Work

Inspiration for my designs may originate from seeing another piece of jewellery which triggers an idea or it may come completely out of the blue.
 Usually though, it comes from items I see around me, which may be a shape, colour combination, a texture, a fabric, a painting, a sunset or even a rainy day.
 Although I may begin with a very clear idea of what I want to design, often it becomes much more involved than my initial thoughts and then evolves as I work and I produce a creation very different from my initial idea! 

 I love the unpredictability!



I have used various techniques over the years of Designing but I believe I have found the most expedient ones now, that give the best results.

3D Design

Many of my Designs have a slight 3D effect but with the Dragon's Claw is is really pronounced.


Mixing colours for the Designs can be stimulating but needs patience to get the mix right.


*  Jewellery inspired by Nature. 
*  Nebula jewellery inspired by some of the incredible images sent back by Hubble and other Space telescopes. 
*  As a Christian, I am also inspired by my faith and am always happy to Christian themed Jewellery. 
*  Organic jewellery, particularly the cellular jewellery I do. 

 This, perhaps is more unique than anything else I do. It was inspired by a similar thing I saw done with alcohol ink on Yupo paper. The pieces have received quite a lot of interest and my first one was featured in the March edition of an online polymer clay magazine called 'Polymer Clay Universe' (see image right). I have seen other Polymer Clay Jewellery which have holes as part of the design but haven't seen any that use this kind of technique. 

It seems to be in my nature that when it comes to having favourites in anything - I find that my likes and influences are very diverse. And so it is with the things that inspire my work as a polymer clay artist. I tend to go with whatever inspires me at the time and inspiration can come from anywhere. Living and working, as I do, on the edge of The English Lake District, surrounded by sea mountains and lakes, the inspiration is relentless.

The themes mentioned above are ones I find myself returning to time and again and they are often inspired by the beauty of nature around me - God's good and perfect creation!

Polymer Clay Universe Article

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
by Scott Adams


I am a Polymer Clay Artist . . . . . .

 . . . . . . .  and am married with a grown up daughter. I am privileged to live and work on the edge of the English Lake District with the fells to the East of our little town of Millom and the Irish Sea to the West - both just minutes from our front door!

My passion for working with polymer clay began, when I retired early from my previous occupation and wanted to do something that would stimulate my interest.
 I've always been interested in art and what began as an interest quickly turned into a 'passion to create'.
 Every creation I produce is truly unique and one-of-a-kind, as I work on only one piece at a time until completion, before moving onto another project.
 My obsession with polymer clay continues to grow and I consider myself fortunate to be able to work with such a wonderful, inspiring and versatile medium.

Please take a look at my blog, where you will find updates about what I am doing, what is motavting me and what has inspired certain pieces - and probably some inane rambling too!

You can purchase the pieces in my Etsy Store by clicking this  LINK

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Alan Cordiner surrounded by his Jewellery Creations


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 And, of course, new pieces for sale can be seen in my Etsy Store too.


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