Polymer clay is a type of hardenable modeling clay based on the polymerpolyvinyl chloride (PVC). It typically contains no clay minerals, but like mineral clay a liquid is added to dry particles until it achieves gel-like working properties, and similarly, the part is put into an oven to harden, hence its colloquial designation as clay. Polymer clay is generally used for making arts and craft items, and is also used in commercial applications to make decorative parts. Art made from polymer clay can now be found in major museums (Wikipedia).
Polymer clay artists used the medium in many different ways. Some of these techniques are:
Gorgeous landscape cane by Wendy Jorre de St. Jorre
Carol Simmons‘ gorgeous work
One of my favorite artists – Julie Picarello
Beads using blends by Donna Kato
The possibilities are endless! That’s why I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE working in polymer clay!
Until next week…~Eli