Fish Theme Clock Made With Polymer Clay Faux Raku Technique

Fish Theme Polymer Clay Clock

A Handmade Birthday Gift Idea For Your Dad:

The other day you may have seen the faux turquoise polymer clay clock I blogged about. It was a birthday gift for my father in law. In that post was a reference to another gift clock, this time for my own Dad’s birthday. Today’s photo shows that second creation. And as you can see, it has a fish theme.

If you missed the original article here is a link:
Birthday Gift Ideas for Men – Faux Turquoise Polymer Clay Clock

The fish clock was inspired by a few things. First of all, my father is a commercial fisherman who has just retired. Over the years I have made all sorts of fish related things for him.

He’s always enjoyed receiving my “rock fish” creations — polymer clay covered rocks in various shapes and forms. But I had yet to make him a clock.

With all the experimenting I’ve been doing lately, using my Faux Raku polymer clay techniques, this project allowed me to try out a few new things.

I would also like to give an inspirational shout out to polymer clay artist Gera Scott Chandler. I’ve admired her brightly colored crackled finish artwork for awhile now. It was a serendipitous discovery of her square fish clock on Flickr that moved me to make my own fishy time piece.

I would never feel right copying someone’s work exactly. So I came up with my own version of a polymer clay fish clock as you can see in the photo above. That being said, I would still like to say thanks to you Gera, for doing what you do. I’m sure your creative pieces have had a positive influence on more than just myself.

By the way… my Dad loved his birthday gift!

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor


  1. squash, 12 March, 2009

    Hi, Cindy! I don’t know why I was expecting it to be cartoonish (even if that’s not your style at all). It’s subtle and exquisite and I love it. Not to speak of your faux raku techniques that are completely new to me. I like even more than the faux turquoise one.

  2. Cindy Lietz@Polymer Clay Color Recipes, 14 March, 2009

    Thank you so much squash! I went with the smooth faux raku technique on this clock but a crackled one would have been cool too. I’m glad you liked it!

  3. Lupe Meter, 19 March, 2009

    Hi Cindy,

    What a beautiful clock! I am sure your dad loved it. I love the colors. I haven’t had time to play with polymer this month but I am itching to try that faux raku technique. I love how all the colors blend well together…just awesome.

  4. Cindy Lietz@Fishing Tackle Storage Box, 19 March, 2009

    Thanks Lupe! He did love it. I can’t imagine being away from clay for a whole month!! I’d have a hard time coping! How are you coping?

  5. Phaedrakat, 02 February, 2010

    Wow, this is a beautiful clock, too! You sure did make some gorgeous clocks for your dad and “dad-in-law.” I can’t decide which “faux” I like better–this raku or that amazing turquoise? Either way, it’s some good stuff!

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