Silapiruti on PCDaily

Ponsawan Silapiruti has been playing with positive/negative space as she makes wire brooch and pendant forms. " I use bigger gauge wire to make the form, then use smaller wire to wrap around the big wire and in the middle. When I put on a sheet of polymer to fill it up, the clay grabs onto the wire," she explains.

You can see how Ponsawan has progressed with her wire working on her Flickr site and get even more details on her Facebook page. One of the wire forms below became this polymer-filled brooch.


  • reply donna Greenberg ,

    I really enjoy watching Ponsawan's creative journey. When I saw her post this on FB  my first thought was ' Yes, here's one for PCD ' It's a beauty!

    • reply Ponsawan Sila ,

      Thank you, Donna, you know who I aim to please. Wink, wink 😉

    • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

      We all love Ponsawan, and her work!

      • reply Ponsawan Sila ,

        I love you too, Randee <3

      • reply Trina Williams ,

        Nice work, Ponsawon!  It has been more than 10 years since the passing (too early) of Linda Goff, who taught us that clay grabbing technique with her fanciful animal shapes.

        • reply Ponsawan Sila ,

          Yes Trina, thank you Linda Goff and all the other Polymer clay artists before us, who had helped paving the way, planted the seed of great ideas that help us grow and expand.

        • reply Kate Clawson ,

          I am always amazed at how prolific this artist is; she is amazing! and I was glad for another chance to view her works on flickr. She has the wonderful gift of discovery and seems to always approuch her work with 'what if'? and I am always stunned by what she comes up with!  Thanks for highlighting her once again.

          • reply Ponsawan Sila ,

            Thank you for your kind words, Kate.

            • reply Ponsawan Sila ,

              And….thank you, Cynthia 🙂

              • reply dixie103 ,

                Ponsawan has taken wire and polymer to a whole new level.  I've been watching her travel this path for a while now and it just gets better and better.

                • reply Ponsawan Sila ,

                  Thank you, dixie 103, the idea is not new, I just do it my way. 🙂 Out of necessity, I cannot clay while sitting next to Ada or with Ada, but she let me play with wire or sketch some ideas on a piece of paper. So I made the sketches, made the wire frames and filled them up with clay when her nurse came. 

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