Pulled Pork And Polymer Clay

Earlier in the week, my husband decided to try his hand at smoking a five pound pork butt. He loves barbecue and would like to tour the south and go on what he calls, “A Q Tour.” So he fired up the Traeger at 7:30 AM, and began cooking a North Carolina Style pulled pork.

Pulled Pork and Polymer ClayWhile he was tending to the smoked pork butt, I explored adding texture and applying acrylic and Lumiere metallic paint to the surface of various polymer clay sheets.

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Letting the paint dry, I built a stack for a Mokume Gane block.  Seeking inspiration from Ellen Marshall’s, Polymer Clay Surface Design Recipes, my intention was to combine different textured sheets into a “finely decorated clay sheet reforming it, or adding pieces of it to pieces from other sheets.”

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I decided to share the elements and incorporate them into other pieces.

Paint and Texture #2_1At the end of the day, I experienced a savory bite of pulled pork with spicy coleslaw, while looking at the beautiful adornments I’ve added to my collection.  It was a good day!

About 1marylou

I enjoy the process of pushing the world of fiber to its limits with the use of knitting needles and various methods of experimentation. Along the way, the lens of my camera captures what I see.
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