Layl McDill

Layl McDill grew up in Gillette, Wyoming where she began creating things at a very young age. Here first early works were doll houses, marionettes and even an entire “Smurf Village”.  Layl received her BFA in Illustration from the Columbus College of Art Design but she found it more exciting to make sculptural work and sell it through galleries and art fairs.  She has exhibited her work around the country since 1994. Polymer clay has been her medium of choice using the millefiore technique and some mixed media materials added.  The theme of wonder permeates her wall sculptures that are covered with endless details.  Her work can also be found in numerous books and publications. Recent awards include “Award of Dinstinction” Banfill Locke Center for the Arts 2014 , People’s Choice Award “Tiny Worlds”, New Bohemian Gallery Brainerd MN 2014, “Best in Show” at the Banfill Locke Center for the Arts Member show 2013, “Best in Sculpture” at the the 2013 Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts and Award winner at the 2012 Redwing Art Fair. “Best in Clay”, Winter Park Arts Festival 2014, Merit Award Overland Park KS 2014.