Meredith Arnold– Teacher, artist and (a very funny) personality. I’ve been fooling around with polymer clay for almost ten years (don’t tell my husband) but had never taken a class so, I signed up for Meredith’s beginning polymer clay class during the Santa Fe Interweave Fest. Well, Meredith still managed to teach me a bunch of new stuff and managed to entertain me at the same time. Hard to beat that. Thanks Meredith.
Nikki Couppee – Best studio assistant ever at Mendocino Art Center in California. Bought some of her jewelry because it is so cool. Nikki makes beautiful art from plastic, steel and brass in the most elegant way. Oh, and she’s a fabulous enamelist too!
Deborrah Daher – Beautiful work. Otherworldly with divine inspiration.
Linda Darty – Think you’ve got enameling down? How about design? Learn.
Carol Decker – Friend, Jewelry Artist, Former Student (she doesn’t need me anymore). This woman has taken off at a thousand miles per hour. I’m honored to tan in her sun.
Ford/Forlano – Innovators in the medium of polymer clay. These guys convinced me that polymer clay was a viable artistic medium. They elevated a child’s toy into art with their very creative hands and minds.
Charles Lewton-Brain – This guy is giving Leonardo Da Vinci a run for his money. He INVENTED fold forming for God’s sake! He pretty much knows everything about jewelry. Period. Don’t even think about competing with him – you’ll lose!
Keith Lo Bue – WOW! I worship the ground he floats over. Steampunk and assemblage are words that don’t cover his style adequately.
Maja – Maja and I were in the Interior Design class at the College of Marin, many years ago. Surprisingly, we both became jewelers and skipped the interior design path. Her work is beautiful and sophisticated.