Polymer clay is a fantastic medium, because it’s so versatile. You can not only make jewellery with it, but decorate boxes and bottles, hair clips, journals and you can create sculptures with polymer clay.
I always enjoyed creating sculptures with ordinary clay which you fire in the kiln, glaze and fire again. However having your own pottery kiln requires space – which I don’t have – and a lot of money. So the next best thing is doing a pottery course, but then you rely on getting your work fired somewhere else.
This is why for me polymer clay is a viable alternative for small scale sculptures. Of course bigger pieces are also possible, however polymer clay isn’t that cheap and I tend to use my small table top oven for baking my pieces. Bigger sculpts just don’t fit in it.
There are different methods for creating sculptures with polymer clay. You can either use the clay in the various colours they come in and work with these colours – this is the method I have used with the sculptures I have currently on sale. Or you can just use clay in a neutral colour and paint over it with acrylic paint – this is great if you are trying to achieve a realistic look. This is a method I want to try with future sculptures and I have done so in my first few efforts – you can find images of those larger sculptures in this blog post.
As you might already noticed I like animals – especially cats, so cat sculptures are dominating my collection. However you will also find such exotic creatures such as sloths, a meerkat, an octopus and an otter. Currently these are all available at a special offer price.
I also take on commissions – because they are very time consuming to make prices for commissions start at £40 and depend on the complexity involved. For more information on commissions click here.
At some point I will also try my hand at sculptures of humans.