Playing with my grandchildren, I’m discovering the ease and fun of polymer clay. The kids love getting their hands in it, and turning the crank of the pasta-maker as we work the clay. As a medium for an adult artist, I like it for a few reasons…
- I can finish the project by firing it in my kitchen oven (though I’ve graduated to a cheap toaster oven I use only for clay).
- I can use other tools in my studio…rubber stamps, mica powders, etc. It didn’t require a lot of new purchases.
- There are just a few techniques to learn that take you in many directions. If you can roll a ball in your hands, and roll a snake on the table, you can do most of the techniques.
- The kids and I can sit side-by-side, working on our own projects, and everyone is happy, even Grandma.
Daniel, who is 9, thought we should make a dragon. I found a wonderful tutorial online and this was our result: