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VIRGINIA BLEICH

Your Company Name: Wear for Art Thou
Email Address/Web Page: regarding@aol.com
City & State: Muskegon, MI
Type of Craft: Jewelry, pens

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

My mom got this book with these clay samples attached and have been doing it for about 3 years.

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

Anne Roche and her wonderful book "The New Clay".

What is your specialty?

Tiny food necklaces, holiday pins, pens covered with polymer clay.

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

The colors are so great and you can make many of your own. Each thing is so unique. You can replicate things from nature - stones, agates, leaves, etc.

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

No.

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

No.

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

I want to be able to have enough time to produce some of these beautiful canes and decorate the world

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

I am kind of a beginner myself... just do it! You will love what comes out of your oven!

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

No.

What brands of polymer clay do you prefer and why?

Sculpey - I have trigger finger and it is the easier to condition and work with.

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

I am a 34 year old female, married, 3 year old little girl. I have always been artistic but have not had any formal training.

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