BITS AND BITS, ATTACHED TO MORE BITS
Using Polymer clay for colorful and playful shapes
I love working small and intimately with a medium I am sculpting or building in. It's probably what I enjoy most about jewelry. but unlike jewelry which tends to have singular elements, I love the repletion that happens when you make a small object, and another, and another, until their numbers create mass.
When I started working in polymer clay, I was almost embarrassed by how happy it made me. It wasn't gold or platinum. It is doesn't have gems or semi precious gems. After being entrenched in jewelry this long, it felt sort of beneath me. But if that was the case, then why was I having so much fun?
Joy in Color
Now I realize that this medium allows me the opportunity to sit for hours making the same shape over and over again, then attach it to another shape, or a piece of metal I formed. And when I add these to the murals and sculptural wall art that I am creating, they create mass, and color, and pure glee.