Her clay art dolls are absolutely stunning:
Along my journeys through the wild wild web, I often come across interesting things and interesting people. I would like to share one of those interesting people with you today.
Bonnie Jones is a talented polymer clay doll artist who uses mixed medias to create stunning fairies, mermaids, Santas and witches. I came across her in a recent Google search. One of her blog posts talked about a cool stand she was making for her latest fairy witch masterpiece. After leaving a comment asking about the type of clay used for the stand, this is what she emailed back to me:
So glad you liked the stand I am creating for my Fairy Witch. Apoxie Clay can be found at the url I have listed below at Aves Studio. This is a two part clay when mixed together provides you with a clay that has about an hour or so working time and when it is dry it is hard as a rock. I use it to strength my armatures and for my mosaic stands, some people actually sculpt with it. This particular stand has a wooden base with a wire and foil armature; the apoxie was applied to the armature and it is very strong. The moss is string that was dipped into Paverpol and when that dried, I dripped 3-D crystal lacquer onto the string.
Alot of different mediums were used in this piece. I see you tutor polymer clay; do you have any recommendations for polymer books that show how to sculpt flowers?
Isn’t that cool!? I’m going to have to get me some of that Apoxie clay. When I get a chance to play around with it, I promise to report back here with some more info.
In her email, Bonnie asked for book recommendations about how to sculpt polymer clay flowers. Since I mostly make beads with polymer clay and do very little sculpting… thought I’d a put a call out here. Can anyone help her by providing some good book title suggestions? Use the comments section below to respond. Thanks so much.