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KRISTEN HOLMES

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Email Address/Web Page: klholmes@ca.inter.net
   
City & State: Palrave, Ontario Canada
Type of Craft: fimo figures and beads

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

I can't remember how I discovered Fimo but I do remember what got me hooked. I discovered caning. I would make beaded necklaces and sell them on my college campus for bar money. Several of my business roommates would sell them for me too. Their fee was that they could have their pick of what I made. I didn't make a lot of money but we all had a lot of fun.

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

I don't have any specific artists in mind, however I have seen some amazing work. When I was in Calgary I saw some miniature work that blew my mind. Not only did I know I could do similar work but that I could also make a living from it if I got really good. The work was of little red riding hood and it was amazing. It was very small and very detailed just the way I like to work.

What is your specialty?

It used to be caning and beads but now I make miniatures of just about anything.

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

I like that I can make something out of a block of clay. I like being able to see the idea in my head and transform the idea with my hands.

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

no, one day.

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

Lots of craft shows, thats where I heard about clayamies.

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

I hope that I get better at my craft and am able to create something amazing that people will love and enjoy as much as I do.

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

trial and error - try it for yourself - learn new things through your mistakes and don't be affraid to make some. Thats how I have learned what works best and what didn't.

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

no PCC is my first group

What brands of polymer clay do you prefer and why?

fimo. It is all I can get my hand on. Sculpy doesn't work for me it is too soft.

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

I live north of Toronto Canada.

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