Citrus Heights, California
About the Artist
I am a life-long oil landscape painter turned polymer clay artist in 1991 under the influence of Nan Roche's book The New Clay. Fimo was too difficult to work with, so I abandoned my attempts until several years later with the release of the much-easier Premo and the onslaught of books, videos, and live instruction available from major artists. Life interruptions and dramas confounded my free time, but I stayed in touch with it vicariously, playing whenever I could and taking live instruction when possible. In 2003, I discovered a polymer clay group that eventually became Clayville California Polymer Clay Guild, to which I still belong today. Now, long-time retired and recently widowed, I have had time, over the past 5 years, to concentrate on becoming more proficient and finding a direction to which I can commit. The variety of possibilities with trinket boxes has captured my attention and excites my creativity. I have no doubt that it will consume me for the remainder of my years.