This is a great hashtag to answer, as it has really made me look at my clay journey over the last few years. My love of Sculpey and polymer clay began with sculpting silly and super simple zombie fingers for friends. I was enthralled by how the this medium took to form and texture. The colors choices from bright to bold metallics. The feel as I conditioned and shaped this fun mailable block reminded me of my joy of creating.
I have now been fortunate enough to immerse myself more over the last few years into the polymer clay world. I have joined the Indiana polymer clay guild, traveled to a couple of retreats to meet other artists, as well as checking off a few bucket list clay idols to attend their classes, and now being able to demonstrate how I Sculpey to others!
Since discovering polymer clay I have always been a sculptor. Seeing a block of clay turn into a shape by my own hands amazes me. I can create critters in it that warm my whimsical nature. Silly creepy creatures are born from a chunk of possibilities!
I was lucky enough a couple of years ago to come across a tutorial in an old clay magazine by Dawn Schiller the Faemaker. She laid out in simple and clear photos how to create a face. It sparked intrigue in me, so I snapped up the closest block of beige Sculpey Premo and off I went. I fell in love being able to create and sculpt features, emotions and expressions from polymer clay. It is pretty amazing to me to see “life” created.
I fell in love with being able to create and sculpt features, emotions, and expressions from polymer clay. It is pretty amazing to me to see “life” created. Even adapting what I have learned and being able to create caricatures of friends and fellow artists.
Sharing my own brand of whimsy, creepy and crazy sculpting, that is #HowDoYouSculpey to me! -- Amy Hucks