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Go Big & Go Crazy

When working with mixed media and polymer clay you might think you have two limitations- melting temperature and size of your oven but there are ways around both of these issues.  I will talk about the various types of surfaces that don’t melt that I have baked clay on to in my many creations over the years and then spend more time on the trickier or un-bakable materials such as wood, some plastics, frames and styrofoam.   I will also talk about how I’ve experimented with baking mixed found objects into pieces that do melt just a bit- like light bright pegs and game pieces. 

Then, I’ll share my techniques for building large scale pieces that do not fit in the oven.


Layl McDill

Layl McDill has been working with polymer clay since 1993. Her focus has been millefiori canes which she uses to build sculptural pieces along with found objects. The sensation of story is always a major focus in her work.


International Polymer Clay Association


Examples of Layl’s Work

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