A brief history of this European medium:
Polymer clay has been around since the late 1930's!
The idea was born in Germany, where Fifi Rehbinder, who was a doll maker was having trouble finding her usual supplies , do the political upheaval of the time. A resourceful woman, she developed a plastic clay called "Fifi Mosaik", which she used for sculpting her dolls heads.
In 1964 Rehbinder sold the formula to Eberhard Faber. The manufacturer tweaked the formula into the Fimo brand of polymer clay and sold it to toy stores in Europe.
Polymer clay made its first appearance in the late 60's and early 70's. In 1975 the clay was being imported from a family that imported it from a company called Shaup's clay creations and American companies soon wanted to import the clay as well.
(late 60's Claymation)
polymer clay was used in many cinematic films and shows and is still used to this day in all kinds of movies.
WHAT IS POLYMER CLAY????? Fun little facts nobody knows about this diverse medium.
The truth about this medium is a shocker! It is not clay at all, it is actually good old PVC.
(PVC!!) polyvinyl chloride, crazy right!?
There are so many things you can do with this wonderful medium!
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