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PHILLIP DUTCHER

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Email Address/Web Page: gangrel@advertisnet.com
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City & State: Barnett, Missouri
Type of Craft: Sculpture

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

My wife and I started out by making beads for necklaces, then I graduated to making ink pens with small sculptures of kittens, bunnies and roses and such. I soon found myself making larger and larger pieces. Magnet Heads of mythical and real life beings, animals, etc. In total I have been doing this about 2 years, I wish I had discovered this a long long time ago.

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

I am mostly inspired by mythical creatures, fantasy and comic artists.

What is your specialty?

Right now, magnet heads. I'm addicted to making the things.

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

Because of the ease of use, the imediate results, and lack of major mess.

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 would like to have graduated from small pieces to full body sculptures using poly clay.

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

Start simple, get a feel for the way the clay reacts.

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, Super Sculpey. Again the ease of use. I've tried fimo and it was too much work trying to get to the actual creation of a piece.

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

I found this whole sculpting thing almost by accident. I have always had an intrest in art in a 2 dimensional sense, but with the exception of playing with teracotta clay in art class many years ago, had never considered sculpting. I have since found that I feel more comfortable working in 3 dimensions, and am more proud of my works in 3d. I really havent had any training it sculpting and am trying to figure out how it works on my own, I gleen any info I can from the internet, and from feedback from friends.

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