I took a session on Saturday that I was really intrigued with called "Unconventional Polymer". It was taught by Karen Woods. It was a class led to inspire us to look at other mediums for inspiration. Some of those included in her presentation were ceramics, fiber art, tesselation, quilt art, baskets, mixed media and vessels. Specifically, Karen gave us a handout of polymer clay artists' websites as well as "inspirational googles" (and, oh yeah, a goody bag with chocolate!). Karen had numerous artists' work on display that incorporated polymer clay with some of these non-traditional techniques. During the class, slides were presented and a number of samples as well as books were passed around.
The class reminded me of a particular weaving technique I had learned a number of years ago and had always wanted to use it in a metal piece. I found it too difficult, and costly, to do the first one with silver bezel wire due to the work hardening of the metal so I experimented with ribbon. It was one of those things that I felt compelled to do at the time. So I made a number of pieces, here are a few, but it's always been in the back of my mind to do something else with this technique. I'd love to attempt this with polymer clay . . . someday!