Thursday, August 20, 2015

Enchanted Polymer Clay

An enchanted forest polymer clay necklace with tiny pebble steps leading up to a mysterious door.  I am reading a children's book from the 1950's "The Borrower's" by Mary Norton.  I love the creativity and humor of this little book.  It made me think about this polymer clay necklace I made a couple of years ago and have started wearing it again.  Fun and smiles.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Polymer Clay Art Vases

A quick 96 second video of my polymer clay embellished vases.  I had fun putting this together.  Some of the pieces are quite old.  The one with the beaded  curly-Qs is from the mid '90's.  Some are small.  The spiral cane covered vase is 4" tall.  Some are tall.  The leaf and petal vase is 24" tall.  Sea Nymph#1 and Sea Nymph#2 are translucent clay sculpted on glass.  The floating clouds under water  are "finger painted" on a ceramic vase.  The same with the gecko vase.  Much fun.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Polymer Clay Pod Men

At Clay Carnival, I did the center sculpture in a class taught by Dawn Schiller of Odd Fae.  It was such a pleasure to meet her as I have admired her work for many years.  It was so much fun, I have continued to make these little fellows.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Polymer Clay Carnival

 After arriving in Las Vegas on Wednesday, we walked, took photos and enjoyed the beautiful weather.
 Below, we are setting up our work spaces Thursday morning in the Zen room; getting ready for 4 full days of polymer clay classes.
This year was even better than the last three.  Really had fun.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Polymer Clay Dinosaur Skin

 I am having some serious fun with these textures!  One of the great things about polymer clay is just "playing".  Even if I don't make anything out of these or go any further with them, it has been gratifying to just play!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Dino-mite Textures!

 Look at these textures!  I couldn't pass up these toys.  Ran home and made textures of their wrinkly, bumpy, spiked, spiny skins!
 Like I don't have enough texture molds.  Can't help myself.  It's not a phase.  I'm addicted.
Not sure what I am going to do with them, but I did make some sample pieces which will be posted in a day or two.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Clay Carnival Inchies

Heading out to Las Vegas for the annual Polymer Clay Carnival!  So excited. The Grumpy Cat inchies were a challenge.  They look more Grumpy Cat Zombies so they fit right in with the rest of my pieces.  The piggies are a hold-over from the "Bacon Necklace".  Had to throw some of them in.  Thurs. 4hr. class in the morning is with Jana Roberts Benzon, Leslie Blackford's 4 hour class is in the afternoon.  Friday morning is Judy Belcher and the afternoon is with Dawn Schiller.  Saturday's 8 hour class is with Bettina Welker.  Sunday's morning class is with Donna Kato and the afternoon with Natalia Garcia de Leaniz.  Whew!  Since I will be busy with classes and not able to post, I am filling in with some fun mold-making in the next few days.