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ANNA DE JONGH

Your Company Name: Fimo Figurines
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City & State: Den Haag, The Netherlands
Type of Craft: fimo dolls

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

15 years ago is saw Tjitske van Nus at a fair, I fall in love with her dolls. I just had to have one!! Now I make them myself. And Tjitske and I became Friends, we now sometimes make them together by a cup of tea, at her house.

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

Tjitske van Nus

What is your specialty?

dutch darlings and lovely loving bears

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

I first started with breadclay, but that was too coarse, large. Fimo is fine, you can make little details, ribbens, roses, etc.

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

I have often been asked to make one, but I believe you can see and find everything in books already. Mix and match and fantasize, use your immagination and you can make the most wonderful things!!

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

Now, but I work side by side with Tjitske, that my award!!

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

I hope to have just as fine a reputation as Tjitske has now! She is wonderful!!

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

Buy only strong colors and lost of white, so you can mix your own beautiful colors.

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

now, I am not

What brands of polymer clay do you prefer and why?

Fimo, it is so strong and hardwearinig. It wil never break (when used correctly 40 min. at 130 Celcius)

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

I was born in a little village in the Netherlands, married and moved to the coast(den haag), and have two lovely girls, 24 and 26 (I am getting old!!). My schooling is in musical arts(piano) using my hand to make music. Now I am using my hands to make lovely dolls and bears.

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