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I began working with polymer clay creating art jewelry and functional pieces since 1999.This fascinating material has led me on a constant journey of exploration and experimentation. The color is inherent in the clay and the designs are not painted on. They are the result of my manipulation of the colors and properties of this incredible medium.
I take great pride in how I finish my pieces. Pieces are hand sanded and then buffed to a sheen, after which a protective finish may be applied if necessary. I use high quality products throughout my work, including sterling silver and gold-filled components along with glass and crystal accent beads.
I do not mass-produce items. Each is a unique piece of art. I may repeat a design theme, formation, style or technique, but each item has its own subtleties that keep it from being a duplicate.
My work is contemporary, yet classic, with an…

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  • Joined November 29, 2007

Favorite materials

Polymer Clay, Swarovski Crystals, Kumihimo Braiding

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About

I began working with polymer clay creating art jewelry and functional pieces since 1999.This fascinating material has led me on a constant journey of exploration and experimentation. The color is inherent in the clay and the designs are not painted on. They are the result of my manipulation of the colors and properties of this incredible medium.
I take great pride in how I finish my pieces. Pieces are hand sanded and then buffed to a sheen, after which a protective finish may be applied if necessary. I use high quality products throughout my work, including sterling silver and gold-filled components along with glass and crystal accent beads.
I do not mass-produce items. Each is a unique piece of art. I may repeat a design theme, formation, style or technique, but each item has its own subtleties that keep it from being a duplicate.
My work is contemporary, yet classic, with an occasional element of surprise. Everything is made entirely by me in my home studio located in Vermont.
I am honored to have been able to use my work to raise funds for the following:Breast Cancer Research, Casting for Recovery, Fletcher Allen Breast Care Center, Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The Twin Towers Fund, and The American Red Cross.

Affiliations
Vermont Hand Crafters  National Polymer Clay Guild  VT Craft Council  VT Arts Council

Exhibitions
2001 –Artisans Center of Virginia –Nat’l Juried Exhibition – Functional Boxes: Cupboards, Cabinets, & Containers.
2002 – WGBY Boston, MA - Art, Craft & Antique Auction
2004 - Thinking Outside the Box – National Competition – CHA Trade Show
2006 – Bottle of Hope Designer Challenge – American Art Clay Co.

Publications
400 Polymer Clay Designs - A Collection of Dynamic & Colorful Contemporary Work, edited by Suzanne J. E. Tourillott. Lark Books.
Polymer Café Magazine – Spring 2005 Issue
Polymer Clay - Creative Traditions, by Judy Belcher. Watson-Guptill Publications
Adapting Quilt Patterns to Polymer Clay, by Judith Skinner & Sarajane Helm. PolyMarket Press

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