Leslie Blackford’s creatures light up a room….really. (You should see the Vegas Rabbit at the left light up. The pig is a light too.)

I intended to keep this bunny under wraps until Easter but I just couldn’t bear to withhold it. Her flying pigs, cats, birds, and all manner of Kentucky wildlife come alive in the silliest and most delightful ways.

It’s a treat to watch Leslie effortlessly turn a lump of clay into a fox and dress him in a polymer Elvis outfit or lean over her shoulder as she adds wings and a fez to a pig. I have one of these lamps in a bathroom and I smile every time I see it. That’s what polymer art is about.

Her web site is a little difficult to navigate but be patient and you’ll be rewarded.


  • reply Kevin Buntin ,

    Wonderful pic you’ve put up of one of her lamp creatures! Her work has so much wonderful real and implied textures and are like miniature stages encapsulted in one piece! I was honored to have been mentioned in the same sentence with her and Maureen! Leslie’s work is so rich and some seems to have been found in some ancient cache of precious relics from another time!

    • reply Jennifer Bass ,

      Her website is as awesome as her art. It provides an ambiance to introduce her art work.

      • reply Doreen ,

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