You have to love the guy. If not for his beads (his book is in the sidebar – Polymer Clay Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration), then surely for these polymer clay ray guns. We’ve seen Diffendaffer’s unique, lathe-turned polymer clay beads before – now he’s turning polymer clay on a lathe to make toy ray gun sculptures. Think of the possibilities. These beauties are currently part of the Fuller Craft Museum exhibit Sculpting Color: Works in Polymer Clay.
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They are created from polymer clay, with a minimal wood and steel armature. The barrels are turned on a lathe, much like ceramics are turned on a wheel. The hand sculpted bodies feature lathe turned adornments and labels that are handmade with a photo exposure process. Grant Diffendaffer
Polymer Clay Ray Guns, lathe turned, sculpted, wood, steel armature
Detail, lathe turned polymer clay ray gun handles
The Fuller Craft Museum exhibit Sculpting Color: Works in Polymer Clay runs until November 8th
More about ray guns here