Alice's clay making journey began in 2015 as a job requirement as she worked in an arts and crafts supply store. Having came a long way since, her experience with clay has surely been a roller coaster. Although it can be tough and challenging at times, it is also fun and therapeutic sometimes.
Alice loves the challenge of breaking down the designs to its components and building it up from scratch, which makes clay-making fun for her. She believes that playing with clay can also be a form of therapy to express your emotions, as a stress reliever and also a medium to help you discover more about yourself along the way.
By delving into clay-making, Alice has learned more about her personality, her stress triggers as well as what makes her relax. More than anything, clay-making has taught her about perseverance and working hard to follow through to the end.
Knowing that mistakes means there is room for improvement has made Alice learn how to be mindful and content with herself. There are times when unintended mistakes make a sculpture more beautiful.
Furthermore, Alice's sculptures can be very personal and emotional. It is an honor for Alice to make her client's vision into reality. It’s fulfilling to see how her sculptures can change others’ life.
When asked about the learning process of clay making, Alice makes it a point on how learning polymer clay is like learning a skill. Once you know the basic techniques, all you need is practice. Alice has also shared with us some tips when it comes to clay-making:
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