Polymer that remembers

Luann Udell's Lascaux horses in polymer clay
Williamson's distressed beads
Elvira Lopez del Prado's polymer bangles

Polymer clay simulates nothing better than ivory and bone. Here are three recent examples that caught my eye.

Luann Udell (those are her Lascaux horse sculptures) updates ancient stories with modern artifacts. “I use these modern artifacts to retell ancient stories, stories I feel have much to teach us today,” she says. Her post about telling stories through art is a good Monday read.

Genevieve Williamson’s distressed, faceted, and textured beads seem to have been unearthed from another time as well.

Elvira Lopez del Prado uses fragments of handwritten messages to hint at old stories and past lives on her newest line of bangles.

In the US, it’s Memorial Day…a good day for remembering and retelling stories.

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  • reply Genevieve ,

    Wow -thank you! I totally missed this post yesterday!

    I started working with faux bone/ivory because I was the featured artist at the PA State Museum and wanted to play off their new Mastodon exhibit for some of my work. I’ve made some changes to the original formula I followed to make the pieces more my own and look forward to going further with the concept.

    Those bangles are wonderful!

    • reply ClaymoreArt ,

      Most grateful for the hint on Luann Udell’s blog. Most definitely worth reading – inspirational and sound.

      • reply martin purdy ,

        i want to learn about polymer clay processes.can someone recomend where to take classes in person or on line..thanks marty

        • reply Faux inspiration! | Pikes Peak Polymer Clay Guild ,

          […] Clay Daily has some posts on faux ivory and bone.  Check out this post, from May 31st, on artists Luann Udell, Genevieve Williamson, and Elvira Lopez del Prado.  And […]

          • reply Sandra ,

            Ivory and bone look real, and the bangles are beautiful too.

            • reply Luann Udell ,

              I don’t think I fully realized what amazing company I was in, in this post! These are now two of my favorite polymer clay artists. Thanks for including me!

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