Hatching Turtle

Hatching Turtle

Ooak Polymer Clay Sculpture

Hatching Baby Turtle Ooak Polymer Clay Sculpture

Subject: Animal / Reptile

Medium: Super Sculpey painted in acrylics. Glass bead eyes.

Size: 2 inches (5 cm) long

Date: July 2007

Description:Cute little baby turtle hatching out of his egg. I came across a photo of a hatching turtle and just loved the idea. You can read more about the inspiration for this at my blog. I think baby animals are getting to be a trend with me after the baby rat and this one. I might do a few more but stick with the theme of not so cuddly animals.

This was fun to sculpt even though since I sculpted it in pink super sculpey that I hadn’t leached at all it was a bit soft and gooey working with it. I dug through my boxes of beads and found these pretty slightly pearlescent black beads that just look great for the eyes. I painted the body of the turtle with thin washes of acrylic which lets the translucency of the pink sculpey still show through which adds to the realism.

I have a video of the Hatching Turtle on YouTube.

Status: For sale $100 on my web shop.


I'm a sculptor and jewelry designer from Maine, I sell my work at Noadi.etsy.com. I work primarily in polymer clay and mixed media. My work is inspired by science, nature, and my beloved cephalopods.

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