The Ultimate List of 35 of the Most Talented Clay Dragon Sculptors on Instagram
by Michele Thymmons
Affiliate Disclosure - this article contains affiliate links, which means I will make a commission at no extra cost to you, should you click through and make a purchase. Of note, I make it a point to not be an affiliate of tools, courses, etc for that which I do not use on my own website or that I would not buy for myself. And Etsy is where I buy a lot of items to include several dragons from some of the below dragon makers.
Have you ever seen something and had it stuck in your head forever? Or had a thought/desire to create something that would always pop back up in your thoughts continually until you created it? This has been me ever since I saw a dragon hair pin from ArtbyAelia who creates the most gorgeous dragon hair pins, ones that sleep around your neck, necklaces, and more. While I’ve always had a fascination for dragons, it wasn’t until starting crochet that I realized that I could actually make a dragon!! Crafty Intentions has the most amazing and beautiful dragon (and unicorn, mermaid unicorns, pegasus and others) crochet patterns. After getting her patterns, I started my journey in creating my own dragon (more on this in a later article).
In my search to see what I could make, I came across so many amazing dragon items within the maker community. Some of the most amazing dragons have been created by the below artists and each one is so unique with its own story and history. Their stories make them come alive, I still cannot decide which one is my favorite! I even found a crochet pattern by MJOfftheHook that is a gorgeous dragon blanket if I so desire to pretend I am being eaten. :) I will confess that I did get the pattern for myself and do plan on creating it sometime in the future :) Definitely looking forward to curling up with it sometime and reading one of the many good dragon adventure books.
While looking at the various beautiful patterns for dragons, I found some amazing dragon makers who create dragons with their hands but using clay not yarn. Eight of the below dragon makers has had a maker feature where they describe their journey and what resources have helped them grow to where they are today. I also give a number or resources for tutorials in sculpting dragons, sources of equipment, classes and other inspiration for sculpting - doesn’t have to be dragons but can be anything you are desiring and love. Several of these highly skilled sculptors also have sculpted other gorgeous pieces besides dragons :) Keep reading for some of the hottest dragon sculptors on Instagram and keep an eye out for their pieces in Etsy shops, eBay, and their own websites. Most of them are literally gone in seconds…in trying to buy one dragon from one of the sculptors I literally put it into my shopping cart and hit the buy button but it was already gone!!! And her shop had just been updated too! Whew, may just have to go the commission route - oh, did I mention that? Most of these ladies and gentlemen also have opening periodically for commissions so you can choose everything about what you want them to do, now the hard part will be to decide what type of dragon you want :) So in no particular order, I offer to you 33 of the Most Talented Dragon Sculptors on Instagram and an honorable mention for an artist that makes the most realistic dragons but not with clay!
Makers of Dragons and Other Creatures:
1 - Shannon of MySunKissed Studio has created some of the most adorable and beautiful creatures from bats to dragons and sweet mini ones that have such detail it is as if they have come alive! Some are standalone and others are necklaces so you can carry them with you everywhere. She also has a spot in a local art gallery!! If you’re ever in her area you should definitely check it out! You can find a number of her dragons in her Etsy shop which she updates periodically. However, best chances to obtain one of her adorable dragons is to follow her on Instagram where she’ll announce her updates. You can also check out her maker feature here or click on the photo above.
2 - Becca of DragonsandBeasties has amazing sculptures of all types of dragons and other creatures! She also has stickers, coloring pages, and a Patreon account where you can see some behind the scenes of what her latest projects are and even have the first views of some of her products with a Patreon only shop as well. Her Etsy shop Etsy Shop is mostly stickers and coloring pages but following her on Instagram or becoming a Patreon of her is the best way to see where her pieces are being sold and the updates to her website.
3 - Bella of Bella Enchanted Studio has created a whole world of dragonkin and others in the Land of Mirordor. These dragonkins each have their own story and history. Like Aethelwyrm (pictured to the right), one of my favorites since I love to learn and love both dragons and books! Bella has even created an entire history of this land and will be putting it together in a book sometime in the next year! Her instagram profile has the latest on her updates and what amazing dragons (or dinosaurs and other creatures) are a part of her update. You can check out her maker feature here or click on the photo to the right.
4 - LittleDragonDesigns has some awesome dragons to include pocket watch dragons, dice dragons, sweet dragons in baubles, and more! She not only sculpts dragons put paints them on various stones. Her pocket watchers as she calls them, range from dragon eyes, to whole dragons fitting inside of a pocket watch. Her being an Eqyptologist only adds to the inspiration of her pieces. You can check out her Instagram for the latest in her creations or her website (www.littledragondesigns.com) to get one for yourself! She also has a Patreon site as well where you’ll get first dibs on new customs and much more.
5 - Jennifer of ClayWorksbyJen has created some of the most adorable and amazing dragons, dinosaurs and lately - hippos!!! So cute and creative. And to think she started out with using play-doh to create for her daughter and moved to polymer clay to make more permanent creations. Her Instagram profile shows when you can get one of her creations in her Etsy shop update. You can also check out her maker feature here or click on the picture to the left.
6 - Kosse.Victoria is in Russia and creates a unique type of dragon sculptures that are beautiful and adorable from their individually sculpted scales to their big black eyes. Each dragon is lovingly hand sculpted and beautiful. Her Instagram profile shows her latest creations and her Etsy shop has all that are available to include the latest series of volcanic dragons.
7 - DragonofmyDreams is a dragon sculpture who has some adorable little whimsical dragons of all shapes and sizes as well as colors and themes. She has some from cosplay and elementals, little sleeping dragons and more! Her Etsy shop has those available and her Instagram shows more behind the scenes looks as well as the latest updates for her shop.
8 - StudioKamitess is in Brazil and doesn’t just sculpt Dragons but other fun creatures as well. She’s got Porg from Star Wars, Darts from Stranger Things, and adorable Teemo. Sea dragons and other beautiful dragons with such attention to detail! Her instagram profile shows her latest works and her Etsy Shop is where you can find those that are available for purchase.
9 - Vered of Dragons of Whimsey is a magical land where dragons and dragonlings sleep on treestars, flowers and leaves, while other dragons look up at you with big beautiful eyes. She started with creating polymer clay for her enchanted forest themed wedding! Check out her Etsy Shop for the latest Creatures created and her Instagram profile for some of her work and what the latest she’s working on. You can also check out her maker feature here or click the picture below.
10 - Wyrmworldsculpts is a creature sculptor and works mostly in resin. He has created dragon busts, werewolves, and other monsters that have an amazing attention to detail. Several monster heads he’s sculpted seem so real! He’s also a model maker and sculptor for Aardman Animations. His Instagram profile shows his latest works and his Etsy shop is where you can get his work for your own.
11 - Juskancreations, Danie is a German sculptor that makes polymer clay dragons in several different poses but all adorable and with amazing wings and flowers. Danie’s Etsy shop will restock around February and has some amazing additions! And her Instagram profilehas many behind the scenes photographs and information about her dragons.
12 - Patchrabbit Creations has some of the most adorable steampunk dragons! Her dragons are unique, look amazing and so creative! She’s even got several options for dragon wedding cake toppings and custom cuddling dragons as well as a wide range of necklaces and Christmas ornaments. Pumpkin monsters, galaxy bears, narwhal, and pokeman sculptures and necklaces are a few of the variety in her shop. Her Instagram profile has her latest creations and inspirations and her Etsy Shop has all of her dragons for purchase.
13 - Verity of Creature Cave has created some of the most detailed dragons I have seen and one of my favorites with the dragon and the little girl reading. She loves to make dragons of any type because they are the embodiment of imagination and she showcases them on her Instagram profile. While Verity still draws, her love is sculpting dragons to see the physical version of her designs and has done some amazing sculpts for Aardman Animations as well. Her Etsy Shop is a joint venture with another artist to make GreenChimera and is where you can find many of her works. You can also check out her maker feature here or click on the picture below.
14 - Rays Dragon Lair has some of the largest and most amazing dragons and other creatures! If you’re looking for very large (think half the size of an adult man) dragon or other sculptures, this Instagram profile is for you! He also has time lapse videos of him creating these dragons on you tube! His dragons are can range from full-size to dragon bust and can be found in his Etsy shop .
15 - SnookDragon is also known as the Dragon’s Horde on Etsy and has some unique and beautiful dragons who are made in a variety of styles and sizes in resin, polymer clay, and other materials. She’s even got a World of Warcraft dragon bust! Some even glow in the dark! Her Instagram shows her latest pieces, when her shop is updated, and some glimpses behind the scenes, and her Etsy shop has all of those sculptures that are available.
16 - Agnes Crafts creates one of a kind dragons of all different sizes and shapes. Her Instagram profile is full of amazing colors and unique pieces not just dragons but turtles, seahorses, dragon eggs, and necklaces, earrings and more! Her Etsy shop has all of her pieces and is full of colorful pieces.
17 - Neronai Clay is a self-taught polymerclay sculptor and creates dragons, wolves, owls, and so much more! Some of her pieces are full sculptures, others are necklaces or even just dragon eyes. Her Instagram profile has her dragons and other creatures in various states of creation and her Etsy shop has all of the amazing sculptures for sale.
18 - Jessica of jsthreads14 creates some amazing dragons and other creations. She started with polymer clay about 4 years ago and also dabbles in crochet and resin. She’s also mainly self-taught and has created some amazing dragons! Check out her Instagram profile for updates on her latest creations and her updates for her Etsy shop . You can also check out her maker feature here or by clicking on the picture right.
19 - Dragonwindgom is a sweet page of a young dragon sculptor just starting out. She’s got an amazing style and all of her creations are sweet and have a story behind them. Check out her Instagram for some of her latest dragons, she also has a website where many of the stories can be found as well as an Etsy shop where her sculptures, coloring pages, magnets, and more can be found.
20 - Heather of MiniMythicals creates some of the most unique and interesting dragons and it is easy to see where they come from given her surroundings in Arizona. She started her clay sculpting from a suggestion from her husband about making clay dragons as presents instead of buying gifts. And now she has created an entire fantasy world of Esairys where nessies, unicorns, phoneixes, griffins, and an orignal species of dragonessies roam. Her Instagram profile is where you can find the latest of her creations and their stories as well as when she has updates in her Etsy shop . You can also check out her maker feature here or you can click on her picture below.
21 - ArtMallow makes handmade dragons and draws professional portraits unique and beautiful! Her website (www.artmallow.co.uk) has all of her sculptures and pieces for sale. She has a Patreon account as well as a youtube for tons of behind the scenes for how she makes her signature styled dragons and portraits. Her Instagram profile is full of beautiful pictures and tutorials.
22 - Karleighmidnight has some amazing pieces showing in her Instagram profile. Cute dragons of all shapes and sizes and also has another Instagram profile where she draws as well! You can check out here Etsy shop for all her available pieces.
23 - Blondeunicorn_art is a sculptor from Alaska and has some amazing, gorgeous dragons of all kinds! There is a Christmas dragon with ornaments hanging from it’s antlers, fire breathing dragons, and ice dragons. Her Instagram profile is full of these gorgeous dragons and latest information for updates for her Etsy shop .
24 - Amanda of Daylight Creations is a sculptress deep in the heart of Scandinavia and creates dragons that are true creations of love, adorableness and sweetness. Her Instagram profile shows her work and is the best way to contact her about her creations. You can also check out her maker feature here or by clicking on her dragon’s picture below.
25 - umarts_channel is an Italian multi talented individual who sculpts clay, illustrates and sings. There are dragons and art galore on his Instagram profile!! Magic dragon lamps and wands! He has baby twin dragons in a crystal egg that will be available at the Minatuitalia in Milan in early February and also does necklaces and other dragon items.
26 - gloriosaart is a Hungarian artist who sculpts dragons and has some beautiful ones! Ice dragons, Christmas dragons, dragon wedding cake toppers, galaxy dragons as sculptures and pendants. Her Instagram feed is full of beautiful pictures of all her works in progress and latest updates. And her Etsy shop has all of her available dragons.
27 - Redpersik is a Russian sculptor who creates fabulous, amazing, and detailed dragons. She creates them with such attention to detail that they seem real and ready to fly away from their perch. Her Instagram profile is filled with these beautiful dragons in all stages of creation. Necklaces, sculptures and even unpainted versions so that you can paint them yourself, are all available on her Etsy shop .
28 - Puzgles_loft has some adorable little dragons, some with soft fluffy bodies, others fully sculpted. Her Instagram profile is fully of adorable little creatures, some that she has created out of her imagination such as Macaroni Guardian dragons, snowball dragons, and others. All of these and more can be found in her Etsy shop .
29 - Cookieanddinos is a cake decorator by day and an artist by night so her Instagram profile says :) . She makes amazingly sweet and beautiful dragons and dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes that you can find on her Etsy shop , However, she is one that you’ll need to follow her Instagram for the latest updates as her sculptures sell fast!
30 - Kiwikoioriginals has multiple adorable dragons all that fit in the palm of your hand but also will create other clay sculptures as well. You can find her dragons at her Etsy shop and more behind the scenes look at her Instagram profile.
31 - Enshaedn.forest creates amazing dragons such as Toothless, leprechan dragons, merdragons, and ice dragons and more! She even does customs so you can literally have the dragon of your dreams! You can find her dragons at her Etsy shop and more behind the scenes look at her Instagram profile.
32 - Ayslynsaviary sculpts dragon hatchlings and eggs with some dragons holding something for every occasion such as a globe, coffee, tea, steampunk items and more! :) You can mainly find her dragaons on her website as she recently moved there from Etsy shop although she still has custom orders available on her Etsy shop . For more behind the scenes and more of her dragons take a look at her Instagram profile.
33 - Saffiras Den creates a variety of dragons and has a couple of different style that she is developing. :) She has some gorgeous dragons and I love seeing her new style develop! Check out her Instagram profile for more behind the scenes and to see her dragons.
34 - Myraiad Art Studios from Tennessee creates adorable little dragons and will create a custom one for you with flowers, a merdragon, or pumpkin dragon. She even made an adorable one playing with a ball of yarn! You can find more of her amazing dragons on her Instagram profile and you can get one of your own at her Etsy shop .
35 - Woodsplitter Lee Cross is an honorable mention because while she doesn’t sculpt dragons with clay, she creates such amazing works of art that it is like having your own dragon pet! Lee creates poseable weighted animals with fake fur and other materials that are so unique, anyone that sees them would think you had found an actual dragon or other mythical beast! Her Instagram Profile is nothing short of amazing and most of her work is available through eBay.
If you have other dragon sculptors on Instagram that you would recommend, please comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other maker features for yarn dyeing, drawing, pattern creation, and more can be found in the Maker Resources and tutorials on Tailwind, Bluprint, Blocking handmade articles and more can be found in Tutorials. Thank you and have a wonderful day!