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Forget-me-not earrings by cvalphen Forget-me-not earrings :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 2 0 Angel of the blank canvas by cvalphen Angel of the blank canvas :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 0 0 Polymer clay fairy garden inside an Easter egg by cvalphen Polymer clay fairy garden inside an Easter egg :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 2 0 Frogs and Flowers vase by cvalphen Frogs and Flowers vase :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 8 0 17 Dscf5746 by cvalphen 17 Dscf5746 :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 7 0 Indigo cubes by cvalphen Indigo cubes :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 1 0 Easter Egg 2016 by cvalphen Easter Egg 2016 :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 5 2 The Road Home by cvalphen The Road Home :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 0 1 Humbug earrings by cvalphen Humbug earrings :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 1 0 Purple polka-dot pendant by cvalphen Purple polka-dot pendant :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 1 0 Wonky cube beads by cvalphen Wonky cube beads :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 1 0 Bead Habitat by cvalphen Bead Habitat :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 1 2 Sheep medallion by cvalphen Sheep medallion :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 0 0 Sheepscape necklace by cvalphen Sheepscape necklace :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 1 0 Hello World by cvalphen Hello World :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 1 0 Orange and copper earrings by cvalphen Orange and copper earrings :iconcvalphen:cvalphen 0 0

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Cate van Alphen
Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom
I was born and grew up in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa until 1997 when I came to England. Since then I have lived in different parts of the UK including Scotland, where I completed my BA in Computer Arts at the University of Abertay Dundee (2004), and a Portfolio Development course at Dundee College. While at University I sold my pictures through The Gallery in Sedbergh, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

I have worked in a realistic style and also more intuitively to create abstract, inspirational and decorative works. I love to work with colour and I am fascinated by the simplicity of shape and line to which form can be reduced.

Currently I live in Cumbria, where I make polymer clay jewellery that I sell at the Craftworkshop - a co-operative venture with a variety of local crafters.

If you would like to sponsor me, please have a look at my Patreon page.


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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for all your faves!
Priscillascreations Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the Watch.
cvalphen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the eye candy ;)
janclark Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Thanks for the fav. :) (Smile) 
Fleur-de-Irk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thank you for +fav
raqeeba Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
"Water hands" is a mesmerising piece of work.
cvalphen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it :)
vericone Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You very much for favin' :)
BartoszCiba Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks for the watch :)
Alkhymeia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for Watch :D
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