Patchwork Clay Frame and Blog Hop

PMC Silver ring

PMC Silver ring

Clay is a very Fun material to work with.  It used to imtimidate me.  Then I made up my mind that I was going to conquer it.  Not sure that I made that happen but I did rid myself of the fear.  The first step in overcoming the fear was actually making something without burning it during the baking process.  (Clay and shrink plastic were my enemies for a while.)  I have not tackled the shrink plastic yet and the reasons are enough for another post.  Now, back to the clay.  One weekend I worked on nothing but clay.  Learning how to condition it properly, how to cut and mold it.

Then I decided to get certified as an instructor in PMC.  This is a recent piece.



About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at
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One Response to Patchwork Clay Frame and Blog Hop

  1. ooooo- i have a bday coming up right before gigi’s- can i have this?

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