I started exploring polymer clay about ten years ago, using it in my interventions as a family therapist. I was intrigued and started noticing the amazing work of artists around the world who use polymer in making jewelry, sculpture and mixed media pieces. Five years ago I began working with polymer as an art medium.
Millefiori cane work appeals to my love of patterns (textiles, quilts, baroque music!) and the chameleon qualities of this material invite explorations into the symmetry and diversity of organic forms like pods, anemones and flowers. Each piece I make is one of a kind. For me, polymer clay is three-dimensional color.
My studio is at my home, but I teach classes in shared studio space in SE Portland, http://viaartisticapdx.com/