Layl McDill

My earliest memory is of playing with play dough and now here I am playing with clay for a living. I never tire of swirling the colors of clay together to mix new colors and then build a millefiori cane.

Layl McDill is a polymer clay sculpture artist that specializes in millefiori canework. Her canes are also sold as Silly Millies which are unbaked and can be sliced and baked to make beads, buttons and other craft projects. Each cane is made with about 8 to 15 pounds of clay that are reduced down to about 10 feet "canes" which can be sliced to reveal tiny pictures. Layl makes about 100 detailed and precise canes a year which she uses to creat large sculpltural wall pieces.