Your Company Name:
Email Address/Web Page: email@example.com
City & State: Heusweiler, Germany
Type of Craft: Polymer Clay Beads and Jewelry
Tell us in your own words, how you discovered polymer clay and how long have you been using it?
Well, I dicovered Fimo when I was a kid but it was too expensive for me to dive into it. So it dissapeared for more than a decade. Then in late 2003 I was surfing the net looking for a way to produce snowglobes with fimo as Christmas gifts. I was overwhelmed of the number of cool website concerning polymer clay. I was looking at really astnonishing works of art made with clay by using the caning technique. I gave up the snowglobe idea right away and decided to make jewelry for christmas - that's how it all started
Are there any special artists that you can attribute your interest to or that have inspired you?
I got inspiration from all of the great clay artists I found on the net. Can't name any specifically.
What is your specialty?
I do beads and jewelry, lots of caning and texture work.
Can you tell us why you find polymer clay the expressive medium for you?
Well, I think PC is one of the most versatile mediums an artist can use for expression. Every day you discover a new way to treat the clay;)
Have you published any polymer clay books or do you have any in the works?
Not yet unfortunately, but I'm working on it. I finished some tutorials to be published in magazines. No book project planned so far.
I know it is very difficult to express, but have you won any awards for your polymer clay work?
No, not yet. I participated (unsuccessfully) at last years Progress and Possibilities Competition at npcg.org. I have a few entries for this year's competition too....we'll see...
What are your expectations for the future? Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
I hope to improve my skills, develop smething new and mostly try to sell a bit more of my art to cover all these expenses.
Do you have any advice for the beginning polymer clay enthusiasts?
Just dive in - your muse will come along when you find out how vesatile this material really is....
Are you a member of any Polymer Clay group,or any other craft
I'm member of NPCG and co-founder of our german guild "Polyclaykunst.de"
What brands of polymer clay do you prefer and why?
I use Fimo Classic (and sometimes Kato clay) because these are the firmest clay.
Last and most important can you tell us all about you? Your family, your training?Leave Your Interview!
Well, I'm a graphic designer in "real life". I'm running my own little agency for classical print and new media. I'm married to a great husband and have a 7 years old son who keeps me young.