Polymer Clay Marbles

Dinah is back to making murrine marbles again after many, many years. These are somewhat different from her usual creations. They are made by placing thin slices of polymer clay murrine cane on the surface of a handmade glass marble core. She makes these special glass marble cores to have a slight but definite “texture” to the surface which allows her to manipulate the clay cane slices into the intricate patterns. The orbs are then baked in the same kilns that she uses for her glass objects though at a much lower temperature. Once hardened, the marbles are painstakingly hand-sanded, polished and buffed to a beautiful shine.

To see more of Dinah's work with polymer clay marbles follow our
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