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August 31, 2019

I was recently invited to display my work and give a short  talk at Salon Arlington, a small, bi-monthly forum for artists – both visual and performance – held at Village Sweet Bakery in Westover, VA.

The Salon was the brainchild of arts enthusiast Michael Chapman, who wanted to host an event where local artists could show their work in an informal...

March 21, 2019

You may have heard me start (more than) a few stories this way: “So I met a man in a bar in New Orleans...”  

But, seriously, that’s how my years-long exploration of polymer clay jewelry really began. 

Here it is, the real true story of how I found polymer clay, in maybe 1993 or 1994:

I met a man in a bar in New Orleans – yeah, I realize it...

August 17, 2018

It's been a whirlwind of a summer!  June started with the Conshohocken Car Show & Arts Festival.  Later that week, I went to Baltimore for the Kathleen Dustin class.  Three days after that ended, I was back in DC for my niece's graduation.  (Roll wave!)

Two days after that, Ambler Arts & Music Festival.  The day after that, Portugal.

Five days a...

July 6, 2018

Last month, I had the pleasure of taking a polymer clay master class with renowned artist Kathleen Dustin on her translucent layering technique.  I took this class years ago (back a decade or more) when she taught it for the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild (PAPCG) but both the technique and my skills have evolved with time.

Kathleen is a...

June 1, 2018

Sometimes, I set out to do something on purpose, and it works – like the Seussian series.  These pieces look exactly as I envisioned them.  It's nice when that happens.

Mostly, though, I fall prey to what a friend long ago dubbed "the tyranny of the scrap."  As I'm rolling through scrap clay (for bead cores or whatever) there's often a section...

April 24, 2018

This time last year, I was incredibly psyched to be invited to my first gallery show at Opal Fine Arts in Leonardtown, MD.  It was their inaugural jewelry show, and I guess it went well, because they have decided to do it again.  

So, this year, I am even more psyched to be invited back to the 2nd Annual "Off the Jeweler's Bench" show at O...

April 1, 2018

On the vernal equinox, we got 12" of snow here.  So “spring,” at this point, still feels like more of a technicality than anything else.  Whether or not spring is actually happening, ArtSci designs has some exciting stuff coming up.

On Saturday, April 7, we'll be at Handmade Arlington for the third time.  This is a great show with over 50...

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