Saturday, November 23, 2013

MISFITS

I often post finished work. So I've decided to share with you some of my sculptures that, for one reason or another, are my "little misfits". I keep them close at hand while I'm working to remind me of the trials and errors I've gone through to be create the quality of work I can proudly stand behind now.

Some of them I just wasn't happy enough with, others were tests of clay brands and mixes. There were some that have had baking issues and others have paint and finish issues and yes there is even a victim of mishandling and dropping.

There is one that ended up without any legs during some of the tests, poor fella! After that I started to use wire armatures in even the smaller 2"-3" sculptures. As durable as polymer clay is I wanted to add a little bit more strength to the pieces. Mind you, the wire armature is just the the basic body form: head, body legs and tail so there are still small/fine details that are vulnerable…there is no way to make these completely break proof. If you have the rare chance that something is broken off of your sculpture it should be easily fixable with some super glue. I recommend Loctite gel glue as it won't have a chemical reaction with the clay. If you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself I'd be happy to give some pointers or if you would rather send it back to me I'd be happy to fix for you and ship it back to you free of charge.