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Polymer Clay Gallery
These pages show a variety of sculptures made using polymer clay - a material that is a formed of a base of PVC and one or more of several kinds of liquid plasticizer. Polymer clay is also shown made into beads and jewellery. All items are OOAK (One of a kind) and no moulds are used in their creation.

Information on polymer clay can be found at the end of the page.
 

Three wee fae.  Fimo, mohair & acrylic paint.  Each measures ~2". 

Three wee fae. Fimo, mohair &
acrylic paint.  ~2"

 

 

 Common Big Foot Fairy asleep on a trinket box

 - ideal for the tooth fairy to come
along and magic away that first tooth 

 

Fairy Food - Xmas cake ~1"
& plum pudding

Fairy Food - fruit selection
1/12th scale

 

Fimo teapots - perfect for that fairy tea party!

 

Polymer clay & gold leaf beads

 

Fimo head, hands & feet. Wire armature, cloth body. Synthetic fur. ~10" tall.

 

Wyld-elfin - native to Wiltshire

 

Sandy - classic Fireside Dragon species (Draco incendia) in rich yellow Fimo

 

Rollo - a blue and white marbled Fimo dragon. Named 'Rollo' because he rolls when you put him down due to his curves (too much snacking on marigold petals).

 
Polymer Clay - Information and Techniques
 
Polymer clay hardens by "curing" (cooking) at temperatures created in a typical home oven, generally at 275 °F (135 °C), for 20 minutes per 1/4" (6 mm) of thickness
 
Leading brands of polymer clay include Fimo, Sculpey, Cernit and Formello.
 
Polymer clay is available in many colors. "Special-effect" colours such as translucent, fluorescent, mica-containing "pearls" and "metallics," and variegated "stone" colors containing contrasting fibers are also available. Standard colors, which vary from brand to brand, can be mixed to create a virtually infinite range of custom colors, gradient blends, and other effects.
 
By mixing two or more colors, then twisting, folding, bending, and cutting, various marbled surfaces can be achieved.  Marbled bead using turquoise Sculpey and 'metalic copper' Fimo shown to the left.
 

Millefiori is a glasswork technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware.  The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words "mille" (thousand) and "fiori" (flowers).  The millefiori technique can be applied to polymer clay - also known as cane work.

 

Polymer clay also works well with embossing powders. Mixing them into the clay can create a metallic marble effect. Glitter foil, powders or flakes can be mixed in to create attractive effects when using the Fimo Translucent colors.

 

Mokume-Gane is a technique borrowed from metalworking. It involves placing several sheets of clay on top of each other and then pushing an object through it to create textures and patterns that can be applied to other surfaces.