When I first started sculpting with polymer clay I basically only had around six weeks of sculpting experience. Up to that time the only clay that I even knew existed was a water based clay. For those of you that still sculpt with water based clays my condolences. To say that they are a challenge to work with is an understatement (unless you are using them for pottery or something along those lines).
I’ve always been one to push myself to the limits with my art and my first polymer clay sculpture was no exception to that rule. I wanted to create a sculpture that was both dynamic and unlike anything that I had ever seen before. I personally have always liked artwork that depicted angels so for my first piece I decided to create a piece that was my own version of how I think an angel would look like.
It took me around four to six weeks to complete my first polymer clay project and my life has never been the same since. I learned a lot from that piece and even though I see a number of mistakes when I look at it today I’m still proud of what I accomplished. My art has grown tremendously since then and I owe it all because I decided to take the plunge and try something new.
Anyways, the image below is from the first polymer clay sculpture that I created (sculpted in January 2004)