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Artizen 1-3

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e Interview by Cindy Marks wanting to add pebbles to accent a piece I was making but but couldn't find a way to drill holes in the stones. I had used polymer clay to make a pair of earrings many years earlier and it occurred to me that I could make faux stones with clay. This blog link tells that story:" "I collect stones whenever I walk on the beach and when I make a new batch of clay, I replicate the colours and textures of the real stones by mixing clay colours and using inclusions such as embossing powders, sand, ground shells, dried herbs and any other ingredients I find! The subtlety of colour comes from using natural inclusions and very little synthetic colour mixing. My three main clay colours for Beach Stone making are black, white and translucent." Some of my favorite pieces, alongside the jewelry, were intricate little still life landscapes. Gera said that these were, in fact, waterscapes, with her inspiration drawn from dwelling in Victoria, British Columbia. "I live on the west coast of Canada and I have always been drawn to the shore. I love collecting items tossed up by the waves and incorporating them in mixed media pieces. I also have started to print my photographs of 11

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