About

My Items... 

           All of my clay items are hand sculpted from polymer clay. Metallic items are made from black clay, and then enhanced with various shades of mica powder pressed into the clay after baking. Colored items are made from different colored clays, and then darkened after baking with acrylics to emphasize the three-dimensionality and to give the item an aged look. The clay is then finished with a clear acrylic sealant. Each item is unique, no molds are used. As a result, even pairs of items have subtle differences; each item has its own nuances, each leaf has its own character, and everything is covered in my fingerprints!

Me…

I am an artist, data analyst (for three hospitals!), and math tutor (yes, I admit it, I’m a nerd and I love trig and calculus) residing in the Fresno area. I create and sell my wine glasses and other clay items for a few different reasons. First, because I love it! I love the feel of the clay, the planning of an item, and the sense of achievement after it’s completed, knowing I've created something beautiful (or not so beautiful in some cases!). Second, if I’m not regularly doing some art; drawing, painting, or sculpting, I get grouchy, and my loved ones (and cats) tend to avoid me. And lastly, I sell my glasses, because if I didn't my apartment would be entirely full of them, and I’d rather they belong to someone who would truly enjoy them and not just toss them in the closet with a bunch of other art stuff.

How it started (for the glasses anyway!)…

My glasses originated from my own search for rose stemmed goblets. I wanted pewter stemmed goblets for my own wedding (which is still many years away), but all of the ones I could find were really flat, or overly contrived and manufactured looking. I kept thinking, if only I could cast my own pewter stem, I could sculpt what I want.  Unfortunately, it would cost far too much to have some custom made. Meanwhile, I had been using polymer clay for years, creating hairsticks, boxes, and various other items. Eventually, I struck upon the idea: why don’t I try clay on the base of the glass? Unsure if the first glass would survive the baking, I tried it out. It worked wonderfully! I now had the tools to bring my own search to an end. Of course then my friends  wanted some glasses, oh and my family too, and friends of my family, and friends of my friends, and…well, you get the picture. 


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