Ruth retired from the Air National Guard after 20 years of service as a medical technician, radio operator and chemical warfare defense instructor. She was also a computer repair technician in civilian life. Don’t let this scare you. She has always been interested in learning art and making “stuff”
Ruth is an admitted craftaholic having done knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, glass beads, leaded and copper foiled stained glass, glass fusing, rubberstamping, card making and jewelry making. She is a certified One Stroke painting instructor. It was through the Studio Dimensions clay certification that she first got her hands on polymer clay learning to manipulate the clay into flowers. She learned caning after joining the North Texas Polymer Clay Guild in 2009. She attributes her knowledge and skill to what she has learned at guild meetings and workshops then giving it her own spin. Ruth won 1st place in the guild Bottle of Hope competition and blue ribbons it the Texas State Fair.
Her attitude is “Any day you learn something new is not wasted” and is always looking to learn new techniques. She shares what she learns with others with Guild demos. And by teaching and demoing in the retail environment she introduces new people to the versatility of polymer clay.
Ruth is also sharing her love of polymer clay with her six grandchildren. She lives with her husband in Cedar Hill Texas.