Lionfish Mermaid

Lionfish Mermaid

One of a Kind Polymer Clay Bust

Lionfish Mermaid Bust

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Subject: Fantasy

Medium: Super sculpey, TLS, acrylic paint, pearl-ex powers, aventurine beads, glass beads

Size: 9.5 inches (24cm)

Date: November 2007

Description: This was a great commission, the client Mike really gave me complete flexibility in creating a mermaid bust. So I based her on a lionfish which is a really beautiful and venomous tropical fish and she’s holding another venomous animal, a blue-ringed octopus. On the base are strands of seaweed with aventunturine beads inset. Also a cuttlefish with glass bead eyes, silver-green minnows, and an orange jellyfish who’s body is made of half a glass bead.

The fins were made with transluscent liquid sculpey (TLS) over white floral wire veins and painted with acrylics. What isn’t obvious from the photos is that the entire torso has a very slight sheen to it of interference gold pearlex powder, and the freckles on her face are pearlescent.

Check out the video Creation of the Lionfish Mermaid on YouTube.

Status: Finished Commission


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

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One comment on “Lionfish Mermaid
  1. Absolutely fabulous! I am in awe!

    I have recently rediscovered polymer clay and have started to make sculptures again – ones of the Green Man and Neptune – you can see them on my website – you can also see the progression as I get into it! I hope to do larger and better sculptures – inspired by your masterpiece! Thank you so much for sharing.

    With all best wishes


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