My mother-in-law is rather saucy. One day she stood with hands on hips and a raised chin, firmly declaring her decades of life experience: “I’m not a chicken spring anymore, you know!!” Everyone listening burst into laughter, realizing she meant to say “spring chicken” -- a euphamism for being young and inexperienced.
Polymer clay has enough decades under its own belt to raise a voice alongside my mother-in-law and proclaim it isn't a “spring chicken” either. Artistic disciplines the world over acknowledge our medium's unique properties, incoirporating polymer clay into everything from sculpture and wall hangings to fine jewelry and miniatures.
The Incredible Edible Egg
People have long been fascinated and inspired by the humble bird’s egg, using its smooth, ovoid surface as their canvas-in-the-round. We’ve gathered samples of some amazing artwork in polymer clay that has been created by using the egg as a canvas, and we’ve asked those artists to give us a few thoughts about their pieces.