Erica Sturla

I trained at art school in the 80s and specialised in Fashion illustration and journalism. My working background is graphic design and illustration.

I have worked extensively in Polymer clay and acrylics, to create scenes with colourful, three-dimensional and quirky characters set against painted canvas backgrounds, often featuring the familiar Sussex scenes I love (and usually a loitering seagull!).

My designs appear on a range of greetings cards featuring my humorous clay figures which are sold exclusively throughout the UK by a leading card retailer.

My clay and acrylic works are sold in galleries as well as online and may be commissioned as unique mementoes of a special event. Individuals or whole groups can appear in the picture in a chosen setting which is special to them. A Wedding scene was produced with each guest appearing in their special wedding outfit!


Current projects include writing and illustrating children’s picture books with my lively polymer clay personalities.

More of my work can be found on my website: