Since I am on a 5 month road trip, doing traditional ceramic work isn’t really possible. In an attempt to find a substitute art form where I could use my hands, I turned to Sculpey polymer clay. It can be cured with a traditional oven and stays soft until you it is fired.
Here are a couple of experiments with one of my favorite characters–Black Cat.
For my first attempt, I used Original Sculpey and painted it all with acrylic paint. I like the shape of the cat, but wasn’t too happy with how the nose and whiskers turned out. This cat is about 5″ inches high and about 3″ across.
For the second try, I went with the colored Sculpey III and just painted the eyes, nose, and whiskers after it was fired. This little guy took one block of black Sculpey and measures about 3″ long.
I also used resin to coat this little guy, which is what makes him so shiny.