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PAULO GUIMARAES

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Email Address/Web Page: shin21@uol.com.br
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City & State: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Type of Craft: PC Jewelry

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

I discovered it In London eleven years ago. My first pieces were completely burnt cause I didn`t read the manufactors instructions(temp,time, kind of oven,etc.)

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

After my first try I saw a Tory Hughes`videos ad in Ornament magazine so my curiosity about that come again.....hence I attribute to Tory.

What is your specialty?

jewelry

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

Cause it is so versatile and can looks like as almost any material on earth.

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?

Im so shy for that!

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

In a full-time PC activity.

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

Read the most known artists books &videos

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

Only PCC and it has everything is necessary to be well informed on this issue.

What brands of polymer clay do you prefer and why?

SculpeyPREMO and regular FIMO , cause I live in Brazil a tropical country so that PC is more strong and flexible than others in this environment.

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

I`m a 44yo male, single, a pro MD who prefer have fun with PC in my leisure time on weekends(only!)

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