Show us your . . . clay creations 

Each week, we ask you to show us something. This week it's Taylor Zitman's CLAY CREATIONS.

As a kid, Taylor Zitman wasn't particularly good at drawing. "I always had really vivid ideas and a really big imagination," she says, but "it was frustrating that it could never come out in 2-D form."

So her mom bought her some clay.

Zitman, who's now 22, started sculpting at eight; by 15 she was selling her creations to local boutiques. Now Zitman hawks her sculptures, which she molds from a polymer craft clay like Sculpey, on Etsy.

In addition to seasonal decorations—demand increases around Halloween and Christmas—Zitman also creates figures to top wedding cakes. Some orders are simple—little replicas of the bride and groom, down to the jewelry and makeup.

The most unique? "They wanted themselves, the bride and groom, in human form. But then they wanted members from their wedding party as zombies climbing up the cake. And the two people, the bride and the groom, they have a chain saw and a baseball bat."

Got something to show us? showus@chicagoreader.com

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Sam Worley

Agenda Teaser

Galleries & Museums
Kilimanjaro: The Last Glacier Schneider Gallery
May 05
Galleries & Museums
March 26

Tabbed Event Search

Follow Us

Sign up for newsletters »

 Early Warnings
 Food & Drink
 Reader Recommends
 Reader Events and Offers