My entry was awarded Best of Show in the Bottles of Hope Challenge at the Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild's retreat, Clay ConneCTion 2016.

The artist

I live on the Connecticut coast with my extremely supportive husband and possibly too many cats.  I hold Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Art Education and I work full time as a computer programmer at a large university whose name rhymes with "ale."

Found Object Pieces

Our favorite shared hobby is treasure hunting through old boxes and odd lots at estate sales, tag sales and flea markets.  We have an impressive collection of "stuff" that we're assembling into new, repurposed pieces.  Check out my Etsy store, FoxonRiverRecreative for the latest selection.

Polymer Clay

I've worked with polymer clay since 1995.  I'm a past president of the International Polymer Clay Association and I'm the founding president of the Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild.

My project articles have been published in numerous magazines, including Bead & Button, Expression, and Polymer CAFE.  My gallery work has been included in many books; among them are "400 Designs:  A Collection of Dynamic and Colorful Contemporary Work", "Making Polymer Clay Beads" and "Faux Surfaces in Polymer Clay."

My work has been accepted and awarded in a number of juried exhibitions, including Bead Dreams, Bead & Button's international competition and Lapidary Journal's Bead Arts Awards.