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Hello! A bit about me....I graduated from Massachusetts College of Art in 1998, with a BFA in Ceramics, but the “real world” came calling soon after and I began working full time as a Marketing Manager in 1999. I was really missing my artistic endeavors so in 2004, I decided to start getting my hands dirty in clay again.

I do impressions of baby's hands/feet in clay and as of June 20th 2009 I have a beautiful baby boy of my own to imprint. Recently we welcomed a baby girl to our family!

My small dishes were a real hit at a local fair for gifts and now I'm getting requests for them as shower favors, bridesmaid gifts and more. These have branched into ring bearer dishes, mini dishes, herb markers, magnets, cheese markers, coasters and holiday ornaments. I have lots more ideas swimming in my head so check back to see what I…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 13
  • Joined March 1, 2008

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clay, colorful glazes, hard work, happiness, love

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About

Hello! A bit about me....I graduated from Massachusetts College of Art in 1998, with a BFA in Ceramics, but the “real world” came calling soon after and I began working full time as a Marketing Manager in 1999. I was really missing my artistic endeavors so in 2004, I decided to start getting my hands dirty in clay again.

I do impressions of baby's hands/feet in clay and as of June 20th 2009 I have a beautiful baby boy of my own to imprint. Recently we welcomed a baby girl to our family!

My small dishes were a real hit at a local fair for gifts and now I'm getting requests for them as shower favors, bridesmaid gifts and more. These have branched into ring bearer dishes, mini dishes, herb markers, magnets, cheese markers, coasters and holiday ornaments. I have lots more ideas swimming in my head so check back to see what I create. I also love getting convo requests with your ideas so don't hold back!

My pieces are low fire white clay with non-toxic glazes. They are individually handmade by me and fired twice to achieve a nice glossy finish.

To off set the electricity used to run my kiln I try to be earth friendly around the house. I recycle all paper, glass and plastic, use re-usable bags, all CFL lighting, no harsh cleaning products, low flush toilets, eco-friendly washer and detergents, composting of kitchen scraps, leaves and grass clippings, organic lawn care for the little bit of lawn as the rest is a flower bed. I re-use boxes and all packing materials so sorry if your box isn't pretty, but your goodie inside will be lovingly wrapped in tissue secured with fun aqua and white twine. There is more, but I won't bore you!

More info at zinnia-designs.com or email me at zinniadesigns(at)rcn(dot)com

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