redesignwithme

Creative photography, graphic design, and polymer clay.

Albany, New York

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Last updated on Mar 5, 2020

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About redesignwithme

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All of my dreams become realities, and some of my realities become dreams!

My clients can expect professional grade work with a major focus on customer service, and the same care to each item as if I was receiving the purchase myself. I like to involve my customers in the design process which makes each item unique and special. I love requests, even if you don't want to purchase, just to get some fresh ideas. I live in the custom order world of polymer clay creations, but I also create custom invitation design, and stock photography. I like to think of the sculptures as living models when I photograph them. I used to use a tripod, but I have more fun with positions and angles when I don't use one. After getting the initial photos of front, back and side views, I can get a little more creative with some fun background shots.

When I was young, I always took special care to be delicate and intentional with all my toys as well as my clay creations. Since I was 6-10 years old, I have made sculptures and figurines. I used to watch a lot of cartoons and I loved drawing and creating my own characters. I remember watching Gumby on Saturday morning cartoons and loving claymation. I would use playdough and my imagination to create things I saw on a regular basis, you know, like lizards (owned two anoles named Ren and Stimpy), dragons, dogs, cats (always had a kitty), and even turkey dinners. I remember being really proud of the turkey dinner because I made it with the bones in the drumsticks to make it look more realistic. I also made sure I decorated the edge of the turkey with green playdough garnish. None of my dolls ever went hungry for Thanksgiving with the delicious looking turkey ;-).

When I was older, my parents bought me a designated toaster oven and polymer clay basics to create my sculptures. I remember not being able to make anything without burning it. I couldn't seem to get the temperature or the timing right.

My parents thought, for everyone's benefit, I should visit a local artist and clayologist for some pointers on making clay figures. She lived up the hill and owned a business making clay earrings, charms and pins. She often sold her jewelry at the elementary school craft shows. I always made sure I visited her booth to see her new charms. She was kind enough to show me around her work space which was in her castle of a home. I was in awe of her creations and I couldn't fathom that someone could make a business having fun making what they loved.

My career path after I graduated from The College of Saint Rose with a degree in graphic design veered away from sculpture work, but in my spare time I liked doing something tactile work. I often get lost in my craft as time ticks by in my bedroom studio. I joined a clay group in my area in 2018 and started making figurines again. I continue to try new techniques and work on my craft. I treat every creations as if I was purchasing it myself.

I create, design, and photograph in the upstate New York Capital Region close to my friends and family.

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  • Rachel Eson Marchetti

    Owner, Photographer, Maker

    I love making and selling polymer clay jewelry, ornaments, custom designed stirring spoon figures, and magnets which come along with my quirky sense of humor. With a BFA in graphic design, I also make custom invitations for weddings and other events.

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