- I started sculpting in 2004. I have no background in art of any kind. I picked up 2-oz of sculpey and sculpted a duckie in a life preserver. To my surprise, it was not too bad. I have been playing with clay ever since. Only stopped sculpting between selling my home in California and moving to Arizona and getting myself situated. I have been lucky to find several message boards that gave me the opportunity of learning so many techniques that have made the sculpting much easier for me. I got "Sara", a fairy in a tub of water, published in the magazine Polymer Cafe Spring 2006 Issue.