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Joe Kingthethird

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What are the cliches of polymer clay?
« on: March 30, 2016, 12:01:09 AM »
What do you think?

MilleD

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Re: What are the cliches of polymer clay?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 07:39:02 AM »
Do you mean like "it's for kids"?

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Re: What are the cliches of polymer clay?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2016, 07:52:57 PM »
Yup - the "its just playdoh" cliche is very common. Although I cannot say it bothers me. If a material's only crime is that it is colourful and even a kid can use it - well, that cannot be too bad!

That is a cliche of perception.

Viewing the question another way - what is cliched, or overdone, over-used in polymer clay? Probably millefiore caning.

We all start out making flower canes, and when we teach, we all start out teaching flower canes and when we write, well....you get the picture.

I think for some polymer clay artists, they see this "archetypal" canework stuff as the very devil itself.

These are usually the people bleating on about how the medium is "not taken seriously enough..." blah blah blah, like the art world has ever really cared about materials used.

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Re: What are the cliches of polymer clay?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 08:46:49 PM »
I was watching an Alfred Hitchcock interview from 1976 where he says, 'The cliche belongs to anyone except me'. He's just so sharp and pithy.