Friday, February 26, 2010

Deb Tuchsen - Rengalsa (Renaissance Gal of San Antonio)

From San Antonio, Texas comes Deb Tuchsen. She is an amazing artist with a knowledge of many different mediums, but her polymer clay art is so unique and different.

She is a true artist having a love also for drawing and photography. One of her areas of expertise is portraiture - taking people's family photos and making drawings or paintings for a family heirloom.

Her polymer clay work involves customizing canes for beads for school and college jewelry and custom face canes. The school and college jewelry has her own design of a school or college logo in the school colors and many of the designs are used for fund-raising purposes. You can contact her to discuss a custom order at
She also makes adorable face canes which she turns into wonderful jewelry. The face canes are intricate, detailed canes with varying skin tones and hair colors - some even with mustaches! They are so true-to-life and would make a beautiful custom gift for mothers, grandmothers, or teachers.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Christi of Rivervalleydesign

I promised myself I would start promoting my guild members on my blog and the first person I chose is Christi of Rivervalleydesign. Christi lives in Michigan. She has the most unique and beautiful pendants. She shows how very diverse polymer clay is as an art medium and is truly a great artist. You can see more of her outstanding work at

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Transfer Focal Bead

Here's a new style focal bead I'm working on with transfers. This will be the center or focal point of a new necklace.

A Little About Me

I'm retired from Stony Brook Hospital (administrative), and since then have been exploring the wonderful medium of polymer clay. I have two children, and two grandchildren, 5 years old and two years old. They are truly a joy. I am married to the same guy for 41 years. He's supportive of my art and teaching. I'm a Law and Order Junkie and love all books by James Patterson, the Eagles music and Billy Joel.

Proud member of the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy

Since May of 2007 I have been a member of the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy. Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade. The website, which launched in 2005, has an online community that includes tutorials, downloads, blogs, and a variety of articles on the latest in handmade artistry. In 2006, started by Ilysa Bierer, the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy (PCAGOE) was formed. Today 87 members strong, PCAGOE provides a forum for polymer clay artists to showcase new and exciting techniques, discuss designs and materials, problem solve, and even encourages friendly competition with a monthly challenge. The Guild has supported with the artistry, time and consideration of its members, many different charities. This past spring, tiny clay decorated Bottles of Hope were designed by many members to be donated to cancer patients at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Massachusetts.