Monday, September 24, 2007

A little bit about me.....

I've been sculpting with polymer clay since 1982..Originally I worked with a salt dough recipe,,which was very time consuming and not too effective. I was just about to give up on the bread dough when I found out about polymer clay. I was at a craft show, trying to sell dough teddy bears and met a woman who had fruit pictures made from white Sculpey. She told me the name and I went searching all over to find it. That was 25 years ago and it wasn't easy to find. I did find the white, then saw in a magazine that there were colors, so I ordered some from the factory.

I still remember the excitement I felt when I got that first shipment of clay. Oven baked clay has been in my house ever since. I used to have a little shop in Garden city Michigan, called "Quaint and Country" where I sold country crafts and taught clay. I have done so many things with my characters, wholesaling them, selling them at craft shows and big trade shows. But, doing production became very tiring over the years, and now I just sell from my website, ebay and word of mouth.
I've always made whimsical dolls, animals and Holiday characters. For the past 4 years, I've been doing cake toppers too.
I am about to start a new adventure with polymer clay. I can't say a lot about it now, but as soon as I get the OK, I'll be sharing all I can.

The purpose of this blog in conjunction with my website is to keep you informed about new products, ideas, share pictures and tutorials, and motivate myself to continue pursuing my dreams. What a great motivator a blog is.

The first thing I'd like to share with you is a picture of my studio. I'm in the CONSTANT process of organizing it and hopefully it will look awesome,,right now, it's a room full of a lot of stuff!!!
So until it's good enough to be photographed for Mary Engelbreit's "Home Companion"
"artist studios"
I'm only going to show little tidbits of my room (basically closeups of tools, clay and other fun things). As the room gets closer to completion, I will show a little more..

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