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LENDA COUTURE

Your Company Name: N/A
Email Address/Web Page: lcouture@direcway.com
   www.geocities.com/lendacouture/LendasClayStuff.html
City & State: Arkansas
Type of Craft: Pens ect....

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

I saw many shows on DIY and HGTV showing Polymer Clay Millefiori canes and I was hooked. My Husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I took him to a web site and set up a Wish List ...Clay ..Pasta machine...all the supplies I needed to start and he got me everything plus some books. I have not stopped yet. If I am not doing canes I am reading and learning online.

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

Donna Kato because i saw her on Carol Duvall show and all the artists i have read here on Polymer clay Central.

What is your specialty?

Millefiori canes and beads. I also do Jewerly ,Pendants, earrings and ink pens.

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

I CAN NOT Paint anything but I can make a rose cane that looks like a rose :)

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?

Not yet!

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

Craft shows and Festivals. I hope to encourage others in my area to discover Polymer Clay. I still get "what is that" when I tell people what I do so I carry photos of my work to show.

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

Just do what you feel and look to the Artists on line or in your area for help and inspration.

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

Not yet.

What brands of polymer clay do you prefer and why?

Sculpey III and Kato Polyclay. I started with Sculpey III - it is very easy to work with, and I love the clear crisp colors of KatoClay.

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

I am Married to a fantastic man. We have been together almost 7 years. We have 3 cats 1 dog and 1 goat .My husband is a wood worker and does fantastic scroll saw work. I have a very large family and have infected 2 of my sisters with the Polymer Clay Bug!

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