Abstract Inro Box with Claire Wallis

Join British polymer clay artist Claire Wallis and make this abstract inro box. In this class you'll create the armature and cover it. You'll learn how to create an abstract patterned sheet for the body and how to assemble and string your inro box.
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• 3x 2oz block black clay
• 2oz white clay
• 1oz of each blue, red and yellow
• liquid clay or PolyPaste
• card tube
• masking tape
• cotton wool balls (cotton balls)
• sugar or salt
• baking soda/powder
• Repel Gel or cornflour (cornstarch)
• 1 meter (1+ yard) of thick cotton cord
• wet/dry sandpaper in 400, 600, 800 and 1000 grit
• liquid soap
• parchment or deli paper

• pasta machine
• scissors
• ruler
• rubber band
• pencil
• tissue blade
• scalpel blade or craft knife
• knitting needle the same diameter as the cord
• acrylic rod or similar for smoothing the clay
• boning tool or plastic card or similar
• a piece of thin strong card
• hand drill and drill bit same diameter of your cord
• drill bit 0.5mm smaller than the diameter of the cord
• toothbrush

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Claire Wallis

Claire has had a passion for making things all her life, but after discovering polymer clay in 2009, she became instantly smitten with the versatile nature of the media. The natural world provides much of Claire’s inspiration. Fabulous birds peer from her intricate and detailed canes; her sculptures feature fantasy beings and mythical creatures.

Attention to detail and subtle colors give Claire’s millefiori canes a painterly look that indulges her pre-polymer love of drawing while her jewelry often features smooth and simple sculptural shapes.
A self taught artist, Claire often...
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