because one of my friends in Claresholm got me playing with a new toy called Sculpy polymer clay. Judy Dahl, who took my mixed media class last May has taken off like a rock from a slingshot. She experiments, she plays, she tries things, and experiments some more, and has been like a mixed media fiend for the last seven months - no stopping her! When I was in Claresholm a couple of weeks ago, Alice Saltiel-Marshall and I went out to Judy's studio to learn how to use this unique 'clay'.
|Here Judy demonstrates a clay key mold process|
|After pressing a key into the Sculpy, she carefully scrapes away until edges are clean|
|I'm testing the process on a metal maple leaf piece, carefully rolling it flat before removal.|
|Here some molds are oven-ready for baking.|
I'm sure I've mentioned before that I love teaching, because I learn far more from my 'students' than they learn from me, I know. Judy is a consummate horse photographer whose skills are a Canadian legend in that business, and her horse drawings are amazing. Alice is a fine art master, skillful photographer and now a mixed-media-legend-to-be.
All photos here are by Alice Saltiel-Marshall, who remembered to both bring her camera AND use it! Many thanks, Alice!