Focusing on the surface

Stunning surfaces on polymer from Ellen Marshall on PolymerClayDaily.com

When I discovered polymer clay in 1992, I was driven to learn everything I could. But my attention/intention changed when I attended Making History, the 2008 National Guild’s conference that was the brainchild of Steven Ford and that focused on applying techniques and approaches from other media to work with polymer clay.

At that conference that I found Tim Andrew’s book on raku and became fascinated with surface design.  A few years later, at Donna Kato’s urging, I followed an article I’d written on my testing of inks and paints on polymer clay with my book on surface design techniques.

I still do surface design work, but now it’s in the service of many other fascinations.

Posted by Ellen Marshall, former president of the National Polymer Clay Guild

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  • reply Martha Aleo ,

    Ellen, I met you not long after the 1997 Arrowmont conference (at a meeting of the Delaware Valley (later Philadelphia Area) Polymer Clay Guild in Wallingford, PA.) Polymer was new to me then. Thanks for helping to introduce polymer to so many people. And for 20+ years of friendship.

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