Whimsical Characters Handcrafted by Lisa J. Ammerman

Omaha, Nebraska On Etsy since 2011

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Whimsical Characters Handcrafted by Lisa J. Ammerman

Omaha, Nebraska | 294 Sales

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Note from shop owner Thank you for visiting A Pieceof Lisa. The shop is temporarily closed while I enjoy the holidays with my family.

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Last updated on Dec 19, 2019

Thank you for visiting A Pieceof Lisa. The shop is temporarily closed while I enjoy the holidays with my family.

Lisa J. Ammerman

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About APieceofLisa

Sales 294
On Etsy since 2011

A Piece of Lisa....How it all began

It all began over 40 years ago, when as a little girl I would spend my days in my parents' cabinet shop. I would occupy my time making mud pies with sawdust crusts, or build things from scraps of wood, or simply take out the Crayola crayons and draw a picture. I have always loved to create, and that passion has never wavered.

In school my favorite subject was always art, and friends would often have me draw things for them. I knew I wanted to do something creative with my life, so I enrolled in an art program in college. It took five and a half years of studying drawing, sculpture, ceramics, painting, printmaking, and letterpress printing, but I eventually earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. I did my thesis work in oil painting.

After graduation, I discovered polymer clay and was immediately hooked! I started making interesting jewelry pieces and a few Christmas ornaments. I did a few craft shows with mixed results, but I knew I had to stick with it. The following year I started making miniature figurines and expanded my Christmas line to limited edition ornaments and business started really taking off.

I sold my creations at craft shows and in local boutiques for over 20 years under the name The Art Market. I took a short break from my work a few years ago, but I missed that daily interaction with my clay! In 2010 I found new inspiration in papier mache folk art and vintage holiday decorations, and my newest line of whimsical characters and art dolls was born.

I create each of my whimsical figurines individually by hand. They start with an idea in my head, occasionally a sketch. I make an armature from wire, floral tape and aluminum foil. Then I begin to sculpt with the polymer clay. I allow the doll to tell me who it wants to be. I'm not after perfect faces and proportions, but rather characters with a few imperfections and a whole lot of whimsy. Once the clay has been baked, I begin to add all the 'stuff' that makes them fun and unique. I use whatever I need to bring these dolls to life--fabric, flowers, tulle, paper, glitter, charms, ribbon. I take great pride in my attention to detail, and I think that is what sets my work apart. All of my whimsical creations are signed and dated. They truly are A Piece of Lisa.

As my etsy shop continues to grow I still do area art and craft fairs. I love the personal interaction and immediate feedback I get from a 'live' show, but you can't beat the world-wide exposure of selling online!

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  • Lisa J. Ammerman

    Owner, Artist, And Everything Else. This Is A One-woman Operation!

    I have been creating things for as long as I can remember! I've come a long way from mud pies and Crayola Crayon pictures, but the childlike excitement I feel when I create a new character is still there.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 16, 2016
Welcome to A Piece of Lisa! Each item in my shop is handmade by me, Lisa J. Ammerman. Have fun browsing through my whimsical clay creations. I hope you find something you love!

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Returns and exchanges
My goal is to please the customer. Refunds and exchanges will be handled on a case by case basis. Please contact me immediately if your purchase does not arrive in perfect condition.
I accept PayPal and now, with etsy's direct payment system, I also take major credit cards. Payment must be made at time of purchase.
I will ship your item within 3 business days of purchase, via the USPS. Shipments to United States addresses will be made using Priority Mail or first class mail, depending on the size of the item ordered. All other countries will be shipped first class mail. If you would prefer a faster shipping method, please convo me for the additional rates.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions or concerns, before or after a purchase, please convo me!