Even though no one brought polymer clay to work on at Synergy, you could tell that participants were filling their heads with ideas.
These ping pong balls covered with polymer by Gloria Askin made me smile and shifted my brain into high gear. They’re super light.
Robert Dancik showed wire forms covered with pantyhose and made rigid with white glue. Yes, you can cover the pantyhose/wire/glue forms with polymer and bake them. His classes made your head reel with the possibilities.
The glowing neon colors and velvety texture in this necklace by California’s Cheryl Lois Walker made me reconsider using Ultralight clay as a base as she did. She packages her necklaces in a clear plastic box with a matching bead glued on the lid as a handle. Nice presentation.
The microwave clay from Eberhard Faber has me stumped and wondering. Could it be useful? Do I want to use it in my microwave?
It takes time to process ideas and figure out which ones fit with your style, your ideas, your voice.