Bonura’s Online Collaboration

When Texas artist Elizabeth Bonura couldn’t find a suitable sculpture for the top of her wedding cake, she created one for herself out of polymer clay and then started a business making them for others. She has been sculpting since 1994.

A recent project – life size and with a two-week deadline – had her struggling. "I was having trouble capturing a likeness of the bride so I contacted the members of the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy and the members of the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild for help," says Elizabeth. She documented her progress on her Flickr site. "I could not have finished this project without these wonderful art communities!" she says. That’s synergy.

Speaking of Synergy! The online registration for next February’s conference opens next Monday. Check your calendar. Early birds are offered some tasty worms.

  • reply Holly Piper-Smith ,

    Elizabeth, it was worth the work – it turned out superb! Kudos and kudos and kudos to you!

    • reply NanjoDogz ,

      What a great talent Elizabeth has, it’s a wonderful piece of art!

      • reply Laura ,

        This is BEAUTIFUL!

        • reply Trina Williams ,

          Isn’t it nice to have something so personal. Sculptor Kathy Davis did the biking couple for the top of my daughter’s wedding cake. It was on the home page of Polymer Clay People for awhile.

          • reply Marcia ,

            Great job Elizabeth! It was a great experience watching the progress on this piece. Thanks for letting us be a part of it.

            • reply JJ ,

              • reply Tina ,

                Not surprising that so many of us want to comment. This artist has patience beyond patience. Superb workmanship! These pieces are heirlooms.

                • reply Jennifer ,

                  It was great being able to watch this project evolve. Elizabeth definitely deserves to be in the spotlight for this one!

                  • reply Ilysa Bierer ,

                    Great job, she came out great! You spent so much time making it, I hope they treasure it forever.

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