Diane picked up the craft of creating clay flowers in a class she took over 15 years ago and enjoyed it so much, she turned her creations into a business. Using a special type of soft polymer clay, she individually shapes each petal, using veiners and detail sticks to add realistic texture. To create full blooms, the petals are pieced together and left to air dry. The soft clay Diane uses has a taffy-like texture when wet, and is extremely lightweight when dry, making each finished creation light as paper. While each piece might look like the real thing, the flowers have benefits real ones don’t: they never have to be watered and won’t wilt.