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Rachel Sherman

Your Company Name: Mixed Up Dolly
Email Address/Web Page: rachel.sherman@talk21.com
   www.mixedupdolly.co.uk
Country: United Kingdom
Type of Craft: Polymer food & confectionary jewellery

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

I have been using polymer clay for jewellery mkaing for several years now.

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

I am largely self taught although I have to give credit and respect to Angie Scarr who makes the most fabulous realistic miniature food items.

What is your specialty?

Mainly focussing on confectionary items, I make a whole range of different food jewellery for both women and men. I regularly get commissions from a worldwide customer base and love to make to order.

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

It has such maleable qualities and the effects that can be achieved are incredible.

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

No, although I have been asked a few times!

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

No awards or TV appearances as yet!

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

I hope to expand Mixed Up Dolly to provide an even larger range of items.

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

Don't give up! It takes time to perfect your style but once you do the possibilities are endless!

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?

Fimo are my favourite. Great range of colours, affordable and easily workable.

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

My background was as a therapist in the NHS managing a large therapy department. Since having a baby and another on the way I have focussed more on my jewellery. I have been making jewellery for 15 years and thoroughly enjoy it.

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