On the Slab

During the dark, cold days of January and February …..new work happens 🙂

Here are some work in Progress shots for a new piece: Creeps and Carnies — and a few links to fun smalls that you can find in my Etsy shop.

Stay warm!


Fish Love is True Love!    Find it HERE

You’re My Favorite Monster!  Find it HERE

Valentine Cats              Find them HERE


Sculpted Magnets! Find them and so much more HERE

Heart Magnet

Mylo with Fish Magnet

Chester with Fish Magnet

Gold Tabby Cat with Fish Magnet

New Work: The Gawkers



As the sun sets behind the city skyline (or is it the Buffalo Grain Elevators?) these four can’t help but gawk at the scene unfolding in front of them. What is it that has them so intrigued?!?


Here’s the full image: The Gawkers, 20″(h) x 16″(w), $375.00

Acrylic paint and polymer clay on stretched canvas


New Work – Dolls!


                                 “Biker Cat Doll and His Dog”, Alison E. Kurek, 2014

I met Nicole Johnson, WNY’s reigning Queen of Polymer Clay, for breakfast this morning. If you are not familiar with Nicole’s work you should be! She makes fabulous one-of-a-kind art dolls, creepy cute monsters, and oh-so-many Zombies!

Nicole shared some of her doll making secrets with me more than a year ago. I was excited to learn how they were put together but more than intimidated by the thought of making clothes for them. I’ve never really sewn anything in my life and my mending and darning skills are limited — so I put doll making on the back burner and stuck with my paints and brushes.

Sometime early this year the doll making bug bit me. Maybe it’s the colder than normal temperatures that Buffalo has been experiencing this  year — or the repetitive nature of the work I made for wholesale orders — but I NEEDED to create something new and fun!

The dolls are still in the formative stage, they need a few tweeks and stitches before going up for adoption/sale, but I’m happy with the way they are turning out. Expect to see more of this type of work in my shop soon. Much more!

So thank you Nicole! Your encouragement and technique sharing has helped me to branch out in a new, fun direction.

You can find Nicole’s wonderful creations here and shop at her Etsy store HERE as well as finding  an image of one of her dolls at the end of this post.



                                       “Crazy Cat Lady Doll”, Alison E. Kurek, 2014




                          One of the Ladies, Nicole Johnson, 2013 — here’s a direct LINK



                        Infestation Monsters, Nicole Johnson, 2014 — here’s a direct LINK