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In Loving Memory of an Incredible Artist and a Wonderful Person...

I was born knowing what I wanted to do (make things), and I thought everyone was the same way - you know, you were an engineer, fashion model, rocket scientist, etc. and you just grew up and did it. Much later on, I realized how lucky I was!

My life as an artist has taken many turns. All my life I have worked, taught, lectured, and dreamed. When Carl and I were married, we blended our families and interests; although I have to admit he is more of an artist than I'll ever be a scientist.

Polymer clay caught our interest about 10 years ago. Carl solved all the technical problems, often with his own inventions, and I tried to fill him in on what he thought he had missed by not going to art school. Between us we have 10 children, 18 grandchildren, 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Our plans to retire and work on our clay full time have been thwarted the last two years by a series of devastating events. Nonetheless, we are "still working!"

Carl and Jean Hornberger

I have kept a journal since I was 6 years old.
I have a deep and abiding love of music.
When I was 37, I decided to become a ballerina.
I used to play the bagpipes.
I have metastatic breast cancer.
Carl has had a series of strokes.
I love Vermont.
I won 2nd prize in a chicken cooking contest.
I attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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