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Millefiori PatchWork Clay by Priscilla Wentworth

With a lifelong urge to create, I've explored a multitude of media, and recently concluded that I am a compulsive problem solver. It's not a bad compulsion to have, especially since I discovered polymer clay in 1993 – those colorful little packages contain just the quirks and challenges I seek.

When I'm not creating, I'm often thinking about it. I might at the same time be outdoors hiking the beach, a woods trail, a mountain, or, if I'm desperate, the roadside. Snowshoes in winter, or a kayak in summer get me to some out-of-the-way places where I find plenty of quiet and inspiration here on the beautiful Maine coast. I often return to the studio after a few hours of exercise with a new idea or solution to try.

I build each polymer…

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  • Joined February 28, 2011

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polymer clay, glass beads, niobium, titanium

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About

Millefiori PatchWork Clay by Priscilla Wentworth

With a lifelong urge to create, I've explored a multitude of media, and recently concluded that I am a compulsive problem solver. It's not a bad compulsion to have, especially since I discovered polymer clay in 1993 – those colorful little packages contain just the quirks and challenges I seek.

When I'm not creating, I'm often thinking about it. I might at the same time be outdoors hiking the beach, a woods trail, a mountain, or, if I'm desperate, the roadside. Snowshoes in winter, or a kayak in summer get me to some out-of-the-way places where I find plenty of quiet and inspiration here on the beautiful Maine coast. I often return to the studio after a few hours of exercise with a new idea or solution to try.

I build each polymer clay design from the middle out as a cane with the design running all the way through from end to end using the Millefiori process which originated in glassmaking. Slices from the cane become components or veneers as I create a variety of objects and jewelry.

I've been sharing the results of my creative experiments with interested onlookers all my life, and hope my work will make a bright spot wherever it turns up.

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