This 4” round curved dish is made from natural white polymer clay, handpainted with a black design adapted from a daily sketch. The design is adapted from a daily sketch that was actually made from cut paper, in black of course, and Mimi was the model, “Curving Silhouette”.
Mimi inspects a few of the dishes on one of our outdoor sojourns.
Each dish is formed and painted individually. I roll the clay fairly thin, cut it with a 4″ biscuit cutter. I center that circle in the bottom of an old cereal bowl and roll a smaller bowl around the inside to give it a gentle lift but give the bottom a flat surface, then run my finger around the edge to thin it out to just a slight rounded edge.
Mimi approves. Good thing since she’s the model!
I trace the outlines of the shape in pencil then paint each in matte black acrylic paint. I add a light matte finish to protect the dish to avoid paint scuffs and discoloration on the white clay.
When I first began thinking about my Sampler Box program I had long wanted to experiment with polymer clay and decided this design would be a good one to start with. This little dish was part of my first box and led to many, many more polymer clay items.
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Mimi really likes them!
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