Talking Heads, or What We Made at Art Camp

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blog2 Yesterday, cackle and I returned from the “Art Is…You” art retreat in Connecticut. We had such a great time learning all sorts of things. We took a book class where we learned a new binding technique, and a metal etching and cold connections class, among others. We agreed however, that our favorite class was “Talking Heads”, where we worked with polymer clay to create the most adorable figurines.

That’s mine on the left, and cackle’s on the right. The head and body of these figures was built on a ball of spun cotton. These girls stand about 6″ tall.

Here’s the fun thing about them: the body and head(s) are separate, so you can change them up at will. Each head has a hole at the base, so to change your mood, you just pop on a new head! aiy3
Tired of the bunny ears? Live with this little pig for a while! aiy4
Here’s cackle’s little bird. She’s got a headband so she can have bunny ears too. Check out those painted toenails! cackle made another head, but did not have time to paint it. I’m sure she’ll share it on Craftster when it’s done. blog3
Here are their backs. So girly, with their little bows. aiy1

If you ever get a chance to go to an Art Is…You retreat, or any other art retreat, GO! It’s such a great way to meet fun people, learn new techniques, and get your creativity recharged. cackle and I both highly recommend it.


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  1. Diane Mc Dougall says:

    Never worked with polymer clay before in fact never been to an art retreat but….your talking heads are just great! I want to do them where do you think I could take this class? I am from Michigan and do not know of this kind of venue around