Wayward Clay and Other Fine Messes

Seattle, Washington · 34 Sales


Wayward Clay and Other Fine Messes

Seattle, Washington 34 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars

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Wynne C Blue

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Wynne C Blue


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Helen Bruggeman

Helen Bruggeman on Feb 6, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

It arrived sooner than I expected. I can't wait for spring to display her.

Anonymous on May 26, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Love it!!!

Anonymous on Mar 26, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

So cute!! Well made and fast shipping!!

Anonymous on Mar 26, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

So cute!! Well-made and fast shipping!!

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It began with a little black cat

That little black cat was Grady. He was my best friend for five awesome years. I'm sure everyone has had a friend like that at some point in their lives.

If it wasn't for Grady I wouldn't have ever thought my creativity was worth anything. Sure, I earned my degree, made a lot of great art for myself and friends, but it never occurred to me it would be valuable to anyone outside of that. It took my best friend getting sick to motivate me into the leap of faith that is now my Etsy shop.

I prefer to sculpt in polymer, but find that I also enjoy working in mixed media and collage. I don't wear much jewelry, but when I make pendants and pins I try to focus on things I would enjoy wearing myself. I find the ideas flow a little better that way.

I've been creative all my life, starting with crayon and moving into charcoal, then paint, clay, and paper. I earned my BA in Fine Arts from WSU a long time ago, and have over 20 years of experience in polymer clay and graphic design to show for it.

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  • Wynne C Blue

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Sculptor, Designer, High Creative

    I got in trouble all the time for drawing in my school notebooks. After creating too many great pieces for free I found Etsy. Gotta pay for that Fine Arts degree somehow, right?

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Last updated on February 20, 2014
I have worked in polymer for over twenty years, but I didn't always. Most of my past work has been in ink, photography, and digital media. I did a little here and there to build an impressive portfolio and it got me absolutely nowhere. If you want to get ahead in corporate America you have to be a little ruthless and very pushy, and those are traits I simply do not have. I became a software engineer instead. Not too shabby for a gal with a bachelor's degree in fine arts.

Creativity has always been a part of my life, though. I am also a published songwriter and perform with my band The Troublefakers in the Seattle area. My holiday cards are all hand made. I love making band flyers for my shows. Sometimes I dabble in costuming. It's very fun. Aside from the music, I never tried to sell any of my creations, ever. It took a little black cat to change that.

In 2009 my best buddy Grady stopped eating and was diagnosed with fatty liver. The vet told me to wrap him in a towel and feed him with a syringe until he would eat on his own, but Grady wasn't having any of that crap -- to get food into him I opted to surgically tube him. It was expensive. Broke and underemployed at the time, I sent a plea out to the internet for donations. Anyone who donated $10 or more to help us out would get a little Grady statuette for their trouble. The response was enormous! It took me a month, but I raised over $1200 and sent out over 30 Grady statues.

Since then I've been hooked. I'm sculpting and designing every night because I can't stop. Some items get listed here, and some items become part of my marketing effort for my band. I'm still learning how to promote my Etsy work and celebrate each sale.

I gotta tell ya, I love making the items you see in my shop. Have I found my niche? Heck no! Until then, though, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad to have caught your attention, and hope you'll be back real soon.

--Wynne C Blue

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For non-electronic payments please allow extra time for your check or money order to clear before your purchase ships from my Kirkland, WA, studio. Depending on where you send your payment from, this can be anywhere from five to seven business days.
Most items ship USPS 1st Class Mail. Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of your purchase in packing for shipment.

For larger and more fragile items USPS Priority Mail is cheaper, faster, and safer. The same care will be taken with Priority Mail shipments to ensure their safety.

For now I only ship within the United States. This is due to my inexperience with international shipping. If you are outside the USA and can't live without something I've listed, BY GOD I WANT TO SHIP IT TO YOU AS SOON AS I CAN. Please convo me and we'll work something out.
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In the event an item arrives at its destination damaged, please return it for repair, replacement, or refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
Inquiries regarding terms and possibilities are not considered a commitment to work or a transaction, so please feel free to ask me about what I can do for you. Be as detailed as you like in your inquiry -- without details, artistic license will be applied liberally. I will not begin work on a custom item without approval.

I do make custom items from time to time. If I agree to make a custom item for you I will give an estimated amount of time for that item to be completed before adding it to my shop as a Reserved listing. I will convo you once it posts. Make your purchase within three days of listing -- I ship less than 24 hours after receiving payment. After three days, unpurchased inventory will be made available to the public. No obligation is assumed or implied.

Custom items that are personalized with a name or a date that cannot be made available to the public may require a 50% deposit. Please contact me to make payment arrangements for personalized custom items.