Minneapolis , Minnesota
About the Artist: Layl McDill
Layl McDill grew up in Gillette, Wyoming where she began creating everything from dollhouses to marionettes and even an entire “Smurf Village”. Layl received her BFA in Illustration from the Columbus College of Art Design but after graduating she began to experiment with polymer clay using the technique of millefiori to create tiny images that appear with every slice. She has shown her sculptures all over the country at arts festivals, art centers, galleries and museums since 1994. She sells her canes as Silly Millies and loves to see her art becoming part of other’s art. During the pandemic she has started to teach classes on Zoom which has been a great way to connect with students all over the world!
Results of Closet Cleaning During Quarantine
Related GalleryThree Dimensional Work (loose beads, sculpture, dolls)
Some Kind of Mountain Royalty
18"x12"x3". Polymer clay, glitter, wire.
The face is one of my drawings transferred to clay. Her dress becomes her setting and her relm she reins over. She seems serene and joyful nature and wildlife. She has many hidden millefiori details of tiny like a moon, flowers and butterflies.
Related GalleryTwo Dimensional Work (Wall hung art, polymer paintings, etc.)
Birds on a Wire Teapot
13"x8"x6" Polymer Clay, found teapot, wire
I love to find teapots and transform them into scenes, animals or other worlds. The teapot tells me what it wants to be as I create. This piece has millefiore bricks with tiny faces and animals around most of one side and tall grass of green millefiore designs on the otherside. The lid has telephone poles with tiny birds