Elf World!

Posted By on August 20, 2010

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One day Sarah was working on making figures for the first time using polymer clay. Breton decided to try making figures too as they were following along in a book. Breton’s first foray into polymer sculpture was The Elf.

Breton's elf

Having made an elf, Breton wanted to make a small world for him. He decided the elf was a lawyer who lived in the woods. He quickly came up with this concept sketch.


And he started working on this design for a diorama.

Breton Weaves the Elf World Foundation

Breton Builds a Tree

The Last Bit of Weaving

An Elf in His World

Breton Brushes on the Mud

As the project grew we needed a quick oven to fit the entire project into. What we came up with is a glorified easy-bake oven with four 200 watt bulbs.

Breton Warms Hands in Oven

Elf World - Baked

Holding Up the Roots

Elf World

Light in the Treehouse


The Elf Tree

Elf in Contemplation

Elf World

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I know Breton was pretty sick of working on it by the end but all his hard work has created a really beautiful project.

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About The Author

Dan is the Director of Studio Operations and co-founder of Autistry Studios which means that he's the guy who keeps everything working. Mechanical, Electrical, and Computational. In his spare time he teaches many "build stuff" workshops and if any time is left over after that he builds model trains or anything else he is momentarily interested in. Dan@Autistry.com http://www.facebook.com/daniel.swearingen http://www.polyweb.com/danno