I just finished making my first ball jointed doll, and its been a fun filled learning curve. I’ve made many dolls, but she’s the most complex. Kato Polyclay is extremely tough and durable, and after sanding has a beautiful skin-like texture. I used a 12.5 oz. block of beige/flesh and had around 3 oz. [...]
I’m in polymer clay mode this May, making lots of new beads and pins and faces–both in cabochon form and canes. I’ve made face canes before, but only using Fimo and Premo brands of polymer clay.
Here’s a picture of some of the ones I’ve made throughout the years.
I dress them up using bits [...]
I’ve put together the lineup of classes that I will be offering through Front Range Community College’s Continuing Education department.
Located at the Boulder County Campus in Longmont, Colorado, these personal enrichment classes are fun, fast and finance-friendly; you could pay a lot more and get a lot less elsewhere! The classrooms at FRCC are [...]
You may have noticed that I’m moving things around at The Polyclay Gallery. When I first began building it back in the dark ages, I only knew a bit of html. Then I learned about CSS and PHP and all the wonderful things they make possible to do to/with a website. I’ve been practicing with [...]
Actually, it was two play days! I had a lot of fun when my friend Mad Margie invited a few of us over to her Meltorium for a little fun with frit.
We haven’t gotten to the hot fusing part yet; glass is not a fast medium and there are lots of steps, but we [...]
It’s still feeling very summery here at 95 degrees this August day…but at night there’s a hint in the air that Autumn is coming. And it’s here right now in this picture!
Pictures, pictures, all day long…I edited them all morning, and finished 35 pictures, and then took 50 more. I reshot 2 dozen [...]
School starts up again for me at Front Range Community College in just two weeks, so I am pushing hard to get photographs taken and edited for my upcoming book “A Collection Of Polymer Clay Masks”. I expect there will be somewhere between 400 and 500 mask images once I get them all done. Most [...]
I’ve been making babushka faces and lentil beads all week. Sounds like a horrid recipe, doesn’t it? but the “lentil” part refers to the shape, and even though I’ve been sticking my heads in the oven all week long, things are looking good here. I’m committed to using up old scrap clay for “bead guts” [...]