Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Therefore, steampunk works are often set in an alternate history of the 19th century's British Victorian eraTime Flies - Anatomical Heart Pendant
This has been a very big inspiration to me in my work as I love all things steampunk. I love to play around with the colours and the styles and then incorporate them into my sculptures and jewellery.
On the left is an anatomical heart which is one of many that I make and more can be found here.
Although for many years I actually hated the colour brown the more I fell in love with steampunk the more a grew to love the colours and use them when at all possible.
This heart although looks brown is actually copper and bronze and completely hand sculpted from polymer clay. I use all sorts of findings that will embellish my work to make them stand out from the crowd with their uniqueness.
Midas Steampunk Owl Sculpture
I started working with clay about a year and a half ago and as time has passed so has my skills to produce better and more detailed work like my Owl Sculptures.
When I start an owl sculpture I like to firstly decide on the colours, namely two, but may later add a third colour in the after baked detailing process. I like to use colours that have a metal base and a complementing colour, although I have made some from colours that have no metal look to them at all.
I also like to embellish my owls with finding that relate to the steampunk genre. Things like watch faces, cogs, gears, keys and such things.This makes them even more striking and also will individualize each piece.