I’m so happy to have finally gotten back to my polymer clay sculptures.  Today’s desk shows several pieces I’ve made while working through Christi Friesen’s book Cats Big & Small.


I don’t intend to copy her stuff forever, but she does have some techniques that make for good jumping off places with my own ideas.


The “lump” cat and kitten are just meh, imo.


But I’m quite pleased with how this lion came out.

I’ll have to show you photos later cuz he’s baking in the oven right now, but I also made a white tiger with blue eyes named Dhiren.  If you’ve read Tiger’s Curse you’ll know what I mean.  🙂

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13 thoughts on “WOYWW – Polymer Clay Cats & Lion

  1. Love your clay pieces, I love cats so they particularly appeal to me but the lion is equally gorgeous.
    I was lucky enough to once do a class with Christi when at CHA – she is a character and a great person.
    Thanks for sharing – Hugs, Neet xx #1

  2. Oh I think they all turned out great but that lion is spectacular! Your desk is a study of organization too! waving hi from the chilly, rainy hills of North Carolina #132

  3. They all look fab to me, quite characters in fact. That lion is super though. Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop! Zo xx 17

    1. Hi Robin,

      I mostly use tools that I’ve made out of clay. You can see them in the middle right; the hot pink things in the glass lid and the tools stuck into the white lump are all tools I’ve made with clay. A razor blade and exacto knife are invaluable and I also need to pick up a couple wooden clay sculpting tools with finer and firmer edges than I can get with the baked clay

      Actually, dental tools are perfect for lampwork glass. I have a pile of those in the basement waiting for my lampwork studio to be finished. Someday…

  4. Oh they aren’t ‘meh’ at all! You area harsh judge of your own work. Gotta say how stunning you look in your DK dress, way too hard for me – it turned out lovely. So what do you do about the ‘too much’ fabric in the jacket, can it be solved or is it something to adjust on the pattern next time?

    1. Hi Julia,

      I probably won’t change anything on the green jacket, but I will make changes on the pattern for next time. Thanks for the kind comments and for stopping by!

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