The Clayers Hands

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Industry Arts
Occupation Polymer Clay Artist
Location Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Introduction I had the best childhood ever. I grew up on Long Island and had many care free days searching the beaches for pretty rocks, beach glass and shells while I was supposed to be taking swimming lesson. My mom was a former elementary school teacher and frequent fun was to get out the old coffee can full of modeling clay. We had so many colors mixed together, our blend was a dingy brownish gray: it is amazing what a happens with a childlike imagination and an assortment of nut picks, acorns, twigs, pebbles, bottle caps, twist ties, bakery string, shells, coins, marbles and sewing notions (including straight pins) along with a few plastic army men thrown in for good measure. I learned about Polymer Clay through a book I bought for my kids; Incredible Clay book by Klutz. After watching PC projects on Thats Cleaver and Crafters Coast to Coast, I expanded my interest. On the internet I found Polymer Clay Central and a PC guild in my area that had not been met in over a year. I jump right in to get the group meeting again. I knew PC was IT for me, I could feel it in my blood. In my "Day Job" I am a Rehabilitation Counselor for the US Department of Veteran Affairs.
Interests Polymer Clay, Investment clubs. Photography, Gardening. I teach Polymer Clay Classes for des moines Community Education. Polymer Clay Events I have attended: Lindley Hanaui class at Maureen Carlson's Center for Creative Arts in Jordan Minnesota. 2009 International Polymer Clay Guild retreat Bloomington Illinois; Featured artist Cristie Friesen. I regularly follow Cindy Lietz blog at and polymerclay
Favorite Movies Comedy and Romatic Comedy What About Bob, A Fish Called Wanda, Hangover, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, Borne identity, Borne Ultimatum, Harry Paotter
Favorite Music James Taylor, Carley Simon, Sam Cook, Maroon 5, Blake Lewis, American Idol
Favorite Books Freakonomics, Cirque De Soliel; Igniting the Spark Within Good To Great, Great Gatsby, Laura Engels-Wilder.

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