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RIA van SON

Your Company Name: Ria's Creations
Email Address/Web Page: ria@clayfantasy.dhs.org
    http://www.creation.nl/english
City & State: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Type of Craft: Polymerclay

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

I first saw fimo on a craft show here in Holland. And it looked like lots of fun.But it was very hard to conditioning so I decided against it and played further with selfharding clay until 5 or 6 years ago I found out that there was also a brand called Crealtherm and this one is not hard to condition so since then I use this clay :)

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

I love the books from Brain Froud, he really inspires me but I never made one of his Fearies or elves. Maybe one day I will try to do it :)

What is your specialty?

Ehhh my specialty is I guess DRAGONS :)) I love to make them small,large with wings or without wings, but I never will make a angry one :) I try to be a happy claybabe and I will try to give some of that in my dragons with them :)

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

It works the best for the Dragons, if you use selfharding clay then you have to work so fast and you should take the time for it :) so that is why I love my Polymer clay.

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

No :( I wanted to but here in Holland there is no market for they said to me :( But maybe my dream is gonna come true and I will publish a Dragon book :) who knows what the future has in mind for you !!!

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

NO never won a prize but I got a nomination for a mascotte for a big organisation :)And I have been on the local radiostation here in Rotterdam :) and that was fun.

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

I hope that I will at least joined you once at a retreat :) because that sounds so much fun that I want to be there in person :)and see all my clayfriends in person :) Also I would want to be a little bit more famous in the USA more then I want that to happen here in Holland.Maybe a english dragon instruction book ????? dreams dreams dreams :))

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

Don't give up when it is not working right the first time throw that piece in the corner and start all over!!! That is the way that you will learn it the best.

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

No

What brands of polymer clay do you prefer and why?

Since Fimo has the translucent also in soft I like that very much :) but mostly I used the crealtherm.

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

Ria,30 years old, I live with Erwin who is my boyfriend for more then 16 years now. We have 3 cats,1 hamster and 1 adorable amazone parrot Nicky who is the sunshine in my life :)I love to teach others how to make my figures here in class.And most of all I love to show my creations here at PCC :))because you all make me feel so wanted. Thanks all dear friends ;)))

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