A creative spirit and self-taught multi-media artist inspired by color, texture, fantasy, mythology and different cultures and spiritual paths from around the world, as well as by the greatest inspiration of all-- Mother Nature.
What got you interested in polymer clay as a medium?
I've been fascinated with clay ever since elementary school art classes. When I heard about polymer clay-- clay that came in COLORS that I could bake AT HOME, I had to try it. I was immediately hooked..
What inspires you to create?
New colors or techniques I want to try, new tools to experiment with... but most of all, nature inspires me, especially when the seasons change. That always seems to spark all sorts of new ideas for me.
Do you have a favorite technique?
I love polymer clay and I love rubber stamping and my favorite technique is to make creations that combine clay with stamping.
Of everything you have created which is your favorite?
I really love this egg-shaped Goddess covered with climbing roses that I created. I have ideas for a whole series of egg-shaped Goddesses.
What do you prefer to make out of polymer clay and why?
I prefer to create pendants because I can explore so many different polymer clay styles and techniques. The list of design possibilities is really endless!
How do you decide what to make?
It depends on what's currently inspiring me. I really go with whatever ideas have peaked my interest and enthusiasm at the time.
Is there something you wish you could make in clay that you have not yet?
There are so many things I want to make! I'd really like to learn more about canework and play with that. I've only ever made one cane, so I have lots to learn in that area
What makes polymer clay a better fit for your products than other mediums?
I like to focus on color and texture and polymer clay is perfect for that. It comes in so many colors, plus you can mix colors to create a whole new color palette. And you can add color with paint, mica powders, inks and chalks. Poly clay can be stamped, molded, sculpted and extruded to create all sorts of textures, as well.
What is your best advice for someone starting out in polymer clay?
Have fun with it! There really is no right or wrong, so don't limit yourself-- explore, experiment, play and create-- and enjoy the process!