Creative, inspiring, innovative, experienced
and a whole lot more!
Introducing the 2012-2013 Sculpey Design Squad
Syndee Holt - Patti Kimle - Sarah Berman
Shirley Rufener - Niki Meiners - Kari McKnight-Holbrook
Read their blog and enjoy their projects, tips, techniques and creative uses of clays, tools and accessories. Their varied specialties and work styles will educate and inspire you.
Patricia Kimle has always been involved in art, from childhood on. Her early interests focused on apparel design and later, jewelry. Patricia holds a Ph.D. in Textiles and Clothing and taught apparel design at the college level for seven years.
She has been exploring polymer clay for nearly 20 years. About 5 years ago, she added metal clay to the mixture to create mixed media jewelry. Patricia sells her jewelry to galleries and gift shops across the country. She has two lines; a fashion line which combines silver and polymer with a strong nature theme, and an inspirational line which incorporates scripture verses and prayers in the silver. She uses all original drawings, carved designs, and molds of foliage collected in...
Shirley started working (playing) with polymer clay in 1985. Since her first 1" seasonal/holiday bear collection that she sold through a shop in Old Sacramento, CA, she was hooked! Now she has many years of experience teaching her original techniques through her book, "Polymer Clay Mixed Media Jewelry", at retreats, teaching workshops and doing demonstrations. After appearing on a few episodes of The Carol Duvall show, The Creative Life (on PBS) and HSN, she has had the opportunity to become the AM Northwest TV morning show's "craft expert", demonstrating a different craft every month for 12 years. She demonstrates art and craft techniques with a variety of mixed media materials, although she admits that polymer clay is her passion.
Shirley has a website at...