Sunday, April 25, 2010

Clay Playful is gaining momentum

Clay Playful is developing at a steady pace.  Our website is progressing and the number of markets we are attending is increasing.  We are of course, discovering that there are not enough hours in a day to fit everything in but we are having fun in amongst the hard work.  Creating our own art and then marketing it along with full time jobs within the home is not an easy task but worth ever minute.  Here is a sample of my latest creations.  Rainsticks are not only pleasing visually but appeal the the tactile of us who like to handle things and they make a pleasant sound of falling rain on a tin roof.  It is probably why I like rainsticks so much because it involves 3 of our 5 senses.
A history of rainsticks can be found at  The traditional rainsticks are made from Cacti whereas I use the sturdy cardboard inserts from roles of fabric etc.  In fact in nearly all the pieces I create I try to use recyclable or secondhand objects as the starting point.
For more information please check out the website of Clay Playful where you will see our creations in Polymer Clay by myself, Cheryle Penrose and Desley Law.  We love what we do!