I am Lisa Clarke, owner of Polka Dot Creations and "one-woman-show"

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UPDATE: As of December 2012, Polka Dot Creations is no longer in business. I am now devoting my efforts to writing ebooks and making art. You can learn more about all of that at Polka Dot Cottage.

In the meantime, please explore the links above. I am selling downloadable polymer clay ebooks, the free tutorials that were available here are still accessible, and I have an alternate amazon-powered book store that I keep well up-to-date, in case you are wondering what is new and exciting in the world of polymer books.

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My introduction to polymer clay came on Christmas Day 1995. It was our first Christmas together, and my husband began a tradition of buying me something crafty to try. The gift he chose was a Klutz Press children's book by Sherri Haab which included a number of small bars of Sculpey III. In the months that followed, I made and gave away an awful lot of little clay heart pendants. I bought myself a few more books, learned some new techniques, and started selling some of my colorful jewelry on the corner of my desk at my "real" job where I was a programmer. Before I knew it, it was Christmas again, and I started making adorable ornaments that I had seen in project books (I did a lot of Cecilia Determan figurines around that time). I'm not sure what my husband's crafty gift was that year - some kind of paper-cutting or something, I think. The clay had taken over. Within a couple of years I was making more interesting jewelry, and designing my own Christmas ornaments.

Leaving the corporate world in the Winter of 2000 to become a mother, I began to concentrate more on my claywork than ever before. I developed a more focused direction, and designed a new web site to show it off. My compulsion to buy every new polymer clay book and video that came along was what induced me to add a book store to my site.

In recent years, I've begun taking an interest in more traditional crafts, such as sewing and knitting, and I've developed a strong interest in photography. I blog about all of these things (and some polymer clay, too) at my personal website, Polka Dot Cottage. You are invited to drop by there and have a cup of tea with me!

 

 
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