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Posted on August 31, 2012 in Featured Artists by Katie
It is my joy today to introduce you to a wonderfully sweet lady, Patty Schneider. Patty is from the beautiful state of Colorado. Thanks for joining us here at Kater’s Acres Patty. It’s my honor to have you with us today.
My name is Patricia Schneider (Patty to my friends & family), and I live in Westminster, Colorado with my son, 2 dogs and 3 cats. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, but have mainly worked in a laboratory setting for the past 17 years. I started making healing gemstone bracelets and necklaces when I was diagnosed with cancer in 1995. In 2008, bored with just beading, I turned to polymer clay to start making focal beads for my bracelets and necklaces and started selling them in the hospital gift shops,as well as a few local boutiques and galleries.
In February of 2012 I made the decision to try my hand at making my artwear my living and started working on developing my website which we finally launched on May 16th, 2012. I’m a huge fan of Georgia O’Keefe and Clark Little, a photographer, as well as the Impressionist & Surrealist Eras of art. I enjoy making polymer clay canes and like distorting them, (I call them my Daliesque canes). I look a lot to nature for my color choices and themes, as well as the fantasy realm of fairies and dragons. This past June Sci-Fi author Liana Brooks commissioned a piece for a blog hop prize which could be used as a scarf ornament or wall hanging! It turned out really cute, I was sad to see my pixie go to it’s new home!
A huge focus this past year was adding more affordable jewelry to my line of wearable art in the form of earrings and pendants, which I now find very addictive, you can NEVER have too many pairs of earrings! All my jewelry is one-of-a-kind or very limited edition type pieces. I prefer to make small canes, and when they’re gone, they’re gone! This keeps me from getting bored, it keeps me constantly creating, and it makes what you purchase not something you’ll see someone elase wearing!
This year I was greatly honored to have one of my bracelets featured in PolymerCAFE Magazine (the October 2012 issue) as a challenge runner-up! I am currently working on setting up an Etsy shop and a Flickr account which should be up and running this September. I encourage feedback on my new website and any comments you have can be sent to me through the website!
Are you are a polymer clay artist? Would you like to be the featured artist for the month? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, please go HERE and answer the questionnaire and email your responses to me. Artists are subject to approval and are featured on a first come, first serve basis.