When I am not claying, I love to read and spend a bit too much time worrying about my two teenage children 🙂
my original hair color is not red ;) i am changing my hair color every time i dye it, always changing the formula a little and adding some new touch of color, i need this refreshing look every time i look at the mirror.
I am a person who needs immediate satisfaction - every thing i want i usually want it NOW, of course not every time it can happen, but i can try.
I am a clean freak, always walk around the house with a broom/ vacuum cleaner and clean the leftovers of the children/cat/husband crumbs, i know it's crazy but i can't help it, when my maid comes and cleans my house she says it's the most cleanest house she works in. the only place i can't organize is my polymer clay table, everything is all around, i clean and arrange it every time i have a private lesson in my studio, thanks' god i have those for putting things back in place.
I honestly do not know what I want to be when I grow up, i enjoy doing many things and everything related to art interest me. i don't know how some people work/do the same thing 30 years at work and retire.
What got you started crafting?
My polymer art came after some various artistic mediums - i studied 3 years fashion design in high school, then i was a computer instructor, taught computers and graphic design, worked as a graphic designer in newspapers and PR offices, had a bachelor degree in Hebrew language and human services, took a course in professional makeup, learned balloon sculpturing by my self, tried to be a clown but it didn't work, i wasn't funny enough, worked as a webmaster and designer and now i am a full time polymer clay artist.
A random workshop trying to make flower canes did it. Out of the blue I knew it was different then anything I have tried before.
What is your source of inspiration?
Art of all kind, any medium, nature, imagination, dreams, everything I see.
What have you made recently?
2 weeks ago I was invited to be Staedtler FIMO presenter at a big trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. For this special event I created a new line of my popular polymer clay purses which were a big success at the fair. People couldn't believe that FIMO can be used to create purses!
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
After several years of selling my products I decided to shift to full time teaching.
Being located far far from everyone (Israel) I chose the internet as my tool to reach the end of the world and help people who are geographic challenged (like myself) to learn more about polymer clay.
I am constantly thinking of new and innovative ideas to use polymer clay and share this knowledge (free or not) in my website.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Handmade and Polymer clay for me, is something I do with my hands but it comes from inside, heart, feelings, mind. Something that involves a therapeutic process and the final result of the creation has a special meaning.