Sunday, 20 November 2011


Medals by Je Suis Lugly!
Medals, a photo by Je Suis Lugly! on Flickr.

After the big British Bear Artist Award news (*cough*1st and 2nd*cough*!) I've been trying to work out a way to get time to work on my creatures, on top of all the Uni work I have to do for teaching.

I've finally found a way of making the medals I want... I had sent some off to a company who were going to cast for me, but they won't reply to me and have kept what I sent to them... so upsetting. The medals I make on my own will naturally be more rustic, but I quite like the cracks and wear on them: makes me think the could actually have been made by the animals themselves somehow?

Anyhoo, I've found a kind of clay that you can use to make metals! This is copper clay: eventually I will make silver versions too... I'll be firing these with a bunsen burner in the practise labs tomorrow :P

In other news, I'm coming to the end of my first teaching placement. For those who don't know, my output of lovely creatures has somewhat slowed because I'm training to teach secondary school science. It's bloomin' hard work! Shown to the left is a selection of work from my Year Sevens: they had to design an organism that lives in a particular habitat. The pic's a bit small, but you can see I have a plant that runs away from its predators, a fire penguin who lives in a volcano and uses his firey head to blast through rock, and a critter that lives inside other animals and eats them from the inside out.

Teaching is AWESOME.

Chloe and the Luglys xxx


  1. First, I love the medals. I can't wait to see them fired.

    And second I love 7th graders, what a great age of kids. I just quit my job this year after 10 years of being a teaching assistant. I worked mostly with 5th and 6th. I just love the kids at that age and older. They became young adults, started to get more adult humor, stopped tattling, just a great age.

    And last and most important, congratulations on your awards. Your work is always wonderful.

  2. Thanks so much Joanne! I just fired half of the ones I have done: will add a new post when I'm finished, but if you go to my Flickr there's a preview there :)

    I am definitely enjoying my work with the school: it's hard to strike a balance between friendly and strict though! Any tips?