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Kellie Beckett

Your Company Name: BeckettArtDolls.com
Email Address/Web Page: kellie.beckett@gmail.com
City & State: Winter Haven, FL
Type of Craft: Polymer Clay Art Dolls

Tell us in your own words, how you discovered polymer clay and how long have you been using it?

I was making a cake for a baby shower and formed a kitchen full of baby faces from fondant icing. My husband suggested I get some clay. I did! That was in June 2009.

Are there any special artists that you can attribute your interest to or that have inspired you?

Mayra Garza, Sherri Williams, Ursula Joseph, Ina Volprich, Kim Van De Wetering and the list grows the more I learn.

What is your specialty?

PolyToddlers - Tots or toddlers sculpted from Polymer Clay without the use of molds. Most of my dolls are 2" to 8" small but I have sculpted up to 22". Children and babies are an amazing Gift and bring such joy!

Can you tell us why you find polymer clay the expressive medium for you?

Polymer clay is forgiving, versatile, holds form and performs beautifully.

Have you published any polymer clay books or do you have any in the works?

Pretty Toys Magazine (several issues) online purchase
DOLLS Magazine available online or by subscription
International Art Dolls
Discover Dolls (now Discovering Dolls available online purchase)
Doll Castle News (online purchase)
Life Like Dolls magazine issue 18 (no longer in publication)
Making Mini Babies DVD published and distributed by ArtDolls.com Jack Johnston 2014.

I know it is very difficult to express, but have you won any awards for your polymer clay work?

DOLLS Magazine:
Diamond Award of Excellence 2013 Industry Choice and Public's Choice Awards
Diamond Award Of Excellence 2014 Industry Choice Awards

What are your expectations for the future? Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?

I look forward to creating more Mini Babies and PolyToddlers and improve my sculpting. I enjoy meeting other Artists and am honored to be involved in this amazing industry.

Do you have any advice for the beginning polymer clay enthusiasts?

Photos are helpful as reference. It is difficult to sculpt what we think we see. Enjoy yourself and Relax.

Are you a member of any Polymer Clay group,or any other craft organization?

Professional Doll Makers' Art Guild
Polymer Clay Babies Facebook group

What brands of polymer clay do you prefer and why?


Last and most important can you tell us all about you? Your family, your training?

The journey begins the moment you pick up the clay.

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