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My drinking dogs came about by chance. I have always been an artist dealing mostly with acrylic paint on canvas. However I had been given a few squares of polymer clay and thought I'd give it a try. Not being familiar with it...I wasn't being very successful at the beginning. Until I realized I was over thinking it.

I used my own dogs as my models (they were so willing to just lay there)...stopped thinking so much...and *boom* my first successful polymer clay dog sculpture was born.

Once I got the hang of it, I made a few more. Then I incorporated using epoxy in mini tin tubs with the dogs inside as if they were taking a bath. I even added bubbles. That led to creating the drinking dogs and trying to find away to reproduce them for sale. And that led me to working with resin. However, I had to learn mold making…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 27
  • Joined October 2, 2011

Favorite materials

Acrylic paints, resin, Polymer clay, glass, epoxy, wood

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About

My drinking dogs came about by chance. I have always been an artist dealing mostly with acrylic paint on canvas. However I had been given a few squares of polymer clay and thought I'd give it a try. Not being familiar with it...I wasn't being very successful at the beginning. Until I realized I was over thinking it.

I used my own dogs as my models (they were so willing to just lay there)...stopped thinking so much...and *boom* my first successful polymer clay dog sculpture was born.

Once I got the hang of it, I made a few more. Then I incorporated using epoxy in mini tin tubs with the dogs inside as if they were taking a bath. I even added bubbles. That led to creating the drinking dogs and trying to find away to reproduce them for sale. And that led me to working with resin. However, I had to learn mold making along the way.

Mold making proved to be very challenging, often very frustrating. But once I figured it I was off and running! Being able to make molds of the sculptures I make will greatly help increase productivity and inventory!

I run my little studio out of Oregon City, Oregon just south of Portland, Oregon. I am owned by three Newfoundland's. Yes, three of them! And they give me plenty of ideas to work from. They are always ever so helpful.

I have never ventured into online sales of my work, but I really think my drinking dogs and other sculptures were worth giving it a go! And now that I can reproduce some of my previous polymer clay pieces in resin I am really excited! So by all means keep checking my shop, as new things will definitely be added!

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