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2505 NE Howard St
Studio A
Minneapolis, MN 55418
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Remember that feeling when you went to a museum and saw all the mysterious old tools from ancient worlds laid out in row after row?   Or maybe you got a peek inside some broken electronic and saw all those circuits.  Then there are all the times when something mysterious about nature is explained and still you just can’t hardly believe it.  The word that comes closest to describing that fantastic feeling that drives you to pursue more knowledge and fills you with joy is “wonder”.  

 

I use wonderment as a mechanism to show the things we live with everyday in a new perspective, like the green hills you drive by everyday or the laundry hanging on the line. When you are surrounded by my polymer clay sculptures it is as if you are seeing the world through a patterned lense where the mundane is much more precious and mysterious.  

 

My technique and materials are also very mysterious.  I use primarily polymer clay with the ancient technique of millefiore.  Tiny images that cover every surface of my sculptures inevitably make the viewer wonder “How did she do that?”  And even though I have been doing it for more than twenty years it still seems amazing that I can create a tiny picture inside a chunk of clay.

 

I have spent my artistic career rendering versions of the world we live in into windows of wonderment.  With my most recent work I hope to tingle the viewer’s imagination towards opening their mind to seeing something in a new perspective.  In one of my recent pieces “The Root of the Problem” a tree grows above a bulb of roots filled with antique mirrors.  “Air Celebration” is a joyful piece that makes you think about our most precious invisible necessity.  Both of these pieces speak of awareness or even possibly give a subtle nudge towards activism to change our impact on the earth.  

 

 Viewers are drawn to the magic and wonder of my work.  They will be not only fascinated by the technique but presented with some thoughts about ways to look at the world we live in and given their daily dose of wonderment.

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“We’re All Inside (not) Together” Teapot

Polymer clay teapot covered with millefiori slices.

Tiny windows and bricks all around this functional (or just decorative if you like) teapot.

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Blue and Pink Peacock Teapot

Polymer clay teapot covered with tiny slices of millefiori.  Tiny images hidden all over.  Functional or decorative.

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Butterfly Polymer Clay Ornament

Made of polymer clay by Layl McDill.  He is great to hang in a window, on a hook or knob or as a holiday ornament.  Great gift to make someone smile!

4″x4″ not including hook

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Cat with mixed media Orament

This fun Cat made of polymer clay by Layl McDill has a Purrr-fect personality to make someone smile!

He is great to hang in a window, on a hook or knob or as a holiday ornament.  Great gift to make someone smile!

 

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Elephant Polymer Clay Ornament

Did you know that Elephants are good luck?   He is great to hang in a window, on a hook or knob or as a holiday ornament.  Great gift to make someone smile!

4″x5″ not including the wire.

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Fish Polymer Clay Ornament

Look it’s a fish with fish on her tail!  Made of polymer clay by Layl McDill.  He is great to hang in a window, on a hook or knob or as a holiday ornament.  Great gift to make someone smile!

2.5″x3.5″ not including the hook

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Horse Ornament- Multi colored

This happy guys is covered with tiny images of dogs, cats, bugs, flowers, birds, all kinds of things! Made of polymer clay by Layl McDill.  He is great to hang in a window, on a hook or knob or as a holiday ornament.  Great gift to make someone smile!

5.5″x3.5″ not including the hook

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Leaping Dog Polymer Clay Ornament

There’s so much energy in this little guy!  Made of polymer clay by Layl McDill.  He is great to hang in a window, on a hook or knob or as a holiday ornament.  Great gift to make someone smile!

4.5″x2.5″ Not including the wire.

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Little Dog “Egg” Vase

5″x3.5″x3.5″ Vessel covered with tiny dogs and flowers.  Millefiori designs by Layl McDill.

 

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Sea Turtle Polymer Clay Ornament

Sea Turtle Polymer Clay Ornament.  Great to hang in a window, on a wall, or a knob.

3.5″x3.5″ not counting wire.

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Seahorse Polymer Clay Ornament

Wouldn’t he be fun to hang in your bathroom?

Made of polymer clay by Layl McDill.  He is great to hang in a window, on a hook or knob or as a holiday ornament.  Great gift to make someone smile! 5″x3″ not including hook

This item is available for pickup or shipping.

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