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Debra Forbes

Your Company Name: N/A
Email Address/Web Page: DForbes@panhandle.rr.com
City & State: Geneva, AL
Type of Craft: Polymer clay, jewelry, wirewrapping

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

I discovered polymer clay about 10 years ago. I really got excited about it around 2 years ago.

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

Yes many. I just can't remember all their names.

What is your specialty?

Polymer beads, wirewrapping, some animals, necklaces, bracelets, what ever I can dream up.

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

I love art, and this is a peaceful space for myself.

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

I would like to publish a book someday. I would like to work with clay a year or so more. Practice makes perfect, so they say.

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

I have been in craft shows and people love my work.

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

I hope to sell my items wholesale from home.

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

Keep on trying, don't get discouraged. The more you work with clay, the more your imagination goes and you can create wonderful things. One of a kind at that.

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

Not at this time, but will eventually.

What brands of polymer clay do you prefer and why?

Fimo, Premo, Sculpy

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

I have a beautiful family, 3 children, 1 grandson. I am self taught. With lots of help from fellow polymer websites. Bought DVD's. I have been helped a lot with different techniques by superior polymer clay experts.

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