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MELISSA McCRORY

Your Company Name: Melissa Originals
Email Address/Web Page: melissamccrory@yahoo.com
   http://members.delphi.com/mccrory
City & State: Jackson, MI
Type of Craft: Dolls

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

I started using PC about ten years ago to make toys for my dolls.

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

Bill Nelson and Gyl Gaskin. They make the most wonderful creations.

What is your specialty?

Babies and children.

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

Because the fluidity of motion can be obtained and held with the clay and the detail that can be achieved.

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

Not as yet but I am considering it.

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

I have a few dolls that appeared on HSN and my studio was in our local area on tv.

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

Just making babies which I just simply adore. I am what you might call obsessed with the clay.

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

Just create what you love and love what you create.

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

Not as yet but am considering. I love to teach and learn and there is always room for new Ideas.

What brands of polymer clay do you prefer and why?

Super Sculpy because of the porc like finish and the versatility.

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

I have been a doll designer for over 20 years. Teacher of doll making for 15 years. Mother of four Sons. I have designed for many of the major companies. I travel and do the Trade Shows. And I live to sculpt <G>!!!and I am a collector of people.

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