Denise Fitzsimmons

Location

Brookfield, Connecticut
United States

About the Artist: Denise Fitzsimmons

My name is Denise Fitzsimmons and I have been making jewelry of some kind for over ten years. I started with beading, moved to metal and wire, on to enamelling, and now my passion is polymer clay. I just love the way the clay feels in my hands and how I can mold and create something unique with every block of clay. I am inspired by texture, color, and shape and I try to bring all of those things into my items and pieces. I will often combine mediums and gemstones to create unique and fun designs. I am a member of the CreateAlong design team and have been published many times in Passion for Polymer. I am an instructor for Polymer Clay Adventure 2021 and Polymer Clay Symposium 2021. In my "real life" I am a high school Spanish teacher.


Exhibition Images

Egypt

Egypt

Egypt

This wall hanging entitled Egypt was created during the Clay ConneCTion challenge. I challenged myself to create a series of four wall hangings incorporating the lotus flower and different cultured where the lotus is a predominant symbol. For this piece, I created canes of faux lapis with blue clay and pepper. I used a variety of techniques on this piece in addition to the faux lapis cane. This piece is about 1' wide.

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Two Dimensional Work
Gladys

Gladys

Gladys is the name of this fantastical dragon eye. It was made with Sculpey Souffle, a glass cabochon eye, hot fix rhinestones, mica powders, acrylic paint, and quartz points. She was sold to a friend who created a beautiful journal with her. This piece is about 3.5" in diameter.

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Lazy River 1

Lazy River 1

Mokume Gane pendant and earrings set made with Sculpey Souffle, Cernit Metallic, texture sponge, and Inka Gold. Pendant is 4" tall.

This was my second attempt at Mokume Gane and I love the set.

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Three Dimensional Work

IPCA2016 Horiz

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