PatchWorkClay

Millefiori in Polymer

Searsport, Maine · 239 Sales

PatchWorkClay

Millefiori in Polymer

Searsport, Maine 239 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(69)

Announcement   New Shipping Policy! One low price for any number of PatchWork Clay items going to the same address.

Original designs handmade in Searsport, Maine by Priscilla Wentworth have been transformed into jewelry, pens, barrettes, and boxes since 1994. Lightweight but sturdy, polymer clay allows the ancient Millefiori glass technique new versatility with vibrant contrast and structural form.

Featuring Millefiori, Mica-Shift, and Fossil Imprint techniques.

Member:
Maine Crafts Association
United Maine Craftsmen
Pemaquid Craft Co-Op

PatchWork Clay is now available at several locations in New England, including:

Pemaquid Craft Co-Op, New Harbor, Maine

Mainely Pottery, Belfast, Maine

Exeter Fine Crafts, Exeter, New Hampshire

Ecopelagicon, Rangeley, Maine

The Kitchen Garden, Templeton, Massachusetts

Earrings & Company, Freeport, Maine

Moose Prints Gallery & Gifts, Millinocket, Maine

Once a tree, Camden, Maine

Hayseed Gifts, Wilmington, Vermont


Thank you for visiting my shop, special requests are always welcome!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 1, 2017

New Shipping Policy! One low price for any number of PatchWork Clay items going to the same address.

Original designs handmade in Searsport, Maine by Priscilla Wentworth have been transformed into jewelry, pens, barrettes, and boxes since 1994. Lightweight but sturdy, polymer clay allows the ancient Millefiori glass technique new versatility with vibrant contrast and structural form.

Featuring Millefiori, Mica-Shift, and Fossil Imprint techniques.

Member:
Maine Crafts Association
United Maine Craftsmen
Pemaquid Craft Co-Op

PatchWork Clay is now available at several locations in New England, including:

Pemaquid Craft Co-Op, New Harbor, Maine

Mainely Pottery, Belfast, Maine

Exeter Fine Crafts, Exeter, New Hampshire

Ecopelagicon, Rangeley, Maine

The Kitchen Garden, Templeton, Massachusetts

Earrings & Company, Freeport, Maine

Moose Prints Gallery & Gifts, Millinocket, Maine

Once a tree, Camden, Maine

Hayseed Gifts, Wilmington, Vermont


Thank you for visiting my shop, special requests are always welcome!

Priscilla Wentworth

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Priscilla Wentworth

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(69)
ChristinaJPP

ChristinaJPP on Jan 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very fast shipping and item is adorable. Seller was seamless to work with and sent me a note letting me know that the item shipped. Lovely craftsmanship, thanks so much!

littlewhitepony1

littlewhitepony1 on Jan 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful eatings! Will buy again from this seller!

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Updates

Post earrings on the work table today.
Stroppel canes ready for slicing. My "Strata Variations" collection is a fun and colorful way to use scraps and ends.
A new millefiori cane in progress.

About

Beads, jewelry, and accessories made with polymer clay from unique, original Millefiori designs.

With a lifelong urge to create, I've explored a multitude of media, and have 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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  • Priscilla Wentworth

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    In 1993 while I was using fabric to make patchwork, I saw the work of several artists who adapted the millefiori glass process to polymer clay. To me it seemed like three dimensional patchwork, and I soon began exploring the process in my own way.

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