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Howdy from colorful Colorado!

I have created with my hands ever since I was a little girl growing up in New Jersey. Whether the medium was dirt and water for concocting mud pies or watercolors for painting on paper, I drew inspiration from texture, color and form. After moving to Colorado in 1978, I continued painting until 1987, when the desire to work in three dimensions urged me to pick up some polymer clay. Working with this colorful tactile medium became my passion, and G.P. Originals was born.

My first designs were playful and beautiful jewelry, ornaments and Nativity sets. My interest and study of native cultures soon evolved into figurative works of Native American women. I liken my art to painting with clay. I continue to develop new pieces that reflect my interests and inspirations, while sustaining that childhood joy of creating with my hands. My work…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 15
  • Joined February 1, 2010

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Polymer Clay, Wire, Metal, Found Objects, Feathers, Glass

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About

Howdy from colorful Colorado!

I have created with my hands ever since I was a little girl growing up in New Jersey. Whether the medium was dirt and water for concocting mud pies or watercolors for painting on paper, I drew inspiration from texture, color and form. After moving to Colorado in 1978, I continued painting until 1987, when the desire to work in three dimensions urged me to pick up some polymer clay. Working with this colorful tactile medium became my passion, and G.P. Originals was born.

My first designs were playful and beautiful jewelry, ornaments and Nativity sets. My interest and study of native cultures soon evolved into figurative works of Native American women. I liken my art to painting with clay. I continue to develop new pieces that reflect my interests and inspirations, while sustaining that childhood joy of creating with my hands. My work is all about this joy and sharing it with others.

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