Friday, 3 August 2012

Polymer Clay Play

I decided that I like the process of messing about with 'stuff' but when it comes to assembling things like the trinket box (on the previous post) - I am just no good at it - yet.  I don't seem to have the 'vision' at the moment - but I'll keep practising. 

So in the meantime - I had another experimental evening yesterday making these.

 This is a faux wood experiment.  I used an art doll face mould and carved it about a bit.  And just gave it a coat of matt clay varnish.  I think it would make a nice knecklace or pendant.  I'll have to see if I have any beads to go with it - or make some.
Gold or silver chain if I make a necklace?

I am finding that playing with clay is very restful.  I love the feel of it - it's like messing about with plastercine!  I never have an idea of what I am going to do with it.
I just get out a lump of white sculpey, roll it around to condition it and then see what happens.
This is made by moulding, hacking (oops I mean artful carving lol) and the stamping of butterflies. Finished off with a light coat of acrylic paint, then a darker shading at the bottom, and sealed with polyclay sealant as before - for a matt finish.  It looks like a piece of pottery.

Another 'one off' to be put in a box and used at a later time.
That's another joy of clay - each piece is original - which I like. For good or bad there are never two the same!


sam21ski said...

Oooh Lottie, gorgeous pieces, love that mushroom and then those indented butterflies, stunning xxx

Sam xxx

Netty said...

Terrific pieces but my favourite is the last one, such fab details and loving the natural colour. x

Anonymous said...

Fab pieces Lottie and love your creativity with clay and the original ideas you come up with. Silver chain I think, it will set off the wood effect to best affect imo :)
Love the mushroom/fungus plaque, it is great

Lynn x

Anonymous said...

Lottie appreciate your comments on my blog - not sure why you couldn't leave a comment on te latest one though, the gremlins are probably at work again :)

Lynn x

Effie said...

Great pieces... That face looks fab.

Angelnorth said...

Great pieces, the modelled mushrooms look fantastic!

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Gorgeous piece and yes it does look like a piece of pottery.
Carol x

Deborah said...

I'm loving your experiments in clay, Lottie. The 'wood' one is very Green Man.

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE the shroom amd flutterbies, Lottie - gorgeous. I never did like playing with plasticine but you obviously did, lol - you're creating some amazing things x