Location

Minneapolis , Minnesota
United States

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!

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Exhibition Images

Results of Closet Cleaning During Quarentine

Results of Closet Cleaning During Quarentine

8"x12"x5". Found shoe, polymer clay, wire, glitter, beads. I was literally cleaning out my closet when I came across these shoes I had meant to repair for years. I almost threw them out and then I thought- why not cover it with clay? Then as I added to the piece it got very random and started to show the way I felt- kind of on the edge of sanity- during this challenging time.

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Three Dimensional Work (loose beads, sculpture, dolls)
Some Kind of Mountain Royalty

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.

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Two Dimensional Work (Wall hung art, polymer paintings, etc.)
Birds on a Wire Teapot

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

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Three Dimensional Work (loose beads, sculpture, dolls)

IPCA2016 Horiz

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