1. Protecting the Three Puddles – polymer clay, beads, wire; 53 x26 x 4 in.
2. Birds on a Wire Teapot – polymer clay, found teapot, wire; 13 x 8 x 6 in.
3. Some Kind of Mountain Royalty – polymer clay, glitter; 18 x 12 x 3 in.
4. Party Dragon Teapot – polymer clay, found teapot; 8 x 10 x 7 in.
My polymer clay sculptures are filled with the sensation of story. When people engage with my work I am often asked “What is this from?” because my work seems like it’s derived from fables or myths. But soon they realize the stories are all fresh and just a little off kilter.
I use the ancient technique of millefiori. I have created my own form of this technique with polymer clay so I can create my pallet of pictures which cover all my pieces. Just as stories give the feeling of impending surprise my work holds many hidden treasures.
© Layl McDill