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NTPCG - Home Page - Demo Section October 2017

Chili Pepper Earrings

by Deb Hart

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Chili Pepper Earrings by Deb Hart

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Deb's Bio:

Art has been part of Deb Hart's soul since her first memories. Creativity is a vital part of a balanced life and in teaching she incorporates math, chemistry, and history. Inspired by M.C. Escher, Van Gogh, and Native American culture, one can see their influence in her work. Her discovery of polymer clay caning came in the 90s when she saw a bracelet in a catalog and decided her first project in polymer clay should be a face cane. She's been hooked on polymer clay ever since.

Deb's love of polymer clay caning has brought her to CraftArtEdu. Deb approaches caning much the same as her other art or scientific experiments; carefully laying out a plan before she starts. She starts with a sketch on gridded graph paper. From that sketch, she can determine the amount of materials she will need and how to vary the size of the cane from the sketch - which is vital in creating advanced image oriented canes. Deb then uses her canes to make images in jewelry - often using several canes to complete a design.

Deb is a Minnesota farm girl with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology from St. Olaf College. She started down her creative path working as the photo editor for her high school and college yearbooks. She has organized arts & craft groups for over 15 years and taught painting, jewelry, and polymer clay privately and at Michaels stores. Her artwork has been featured in San Antonio Art League's juried shows, The Best of College Photography, Polymer Cafe, and numerous blogs, including Polymer Clay Daily. You can find her work on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/rengalsa or in the gift shop at the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art.

Deb will demonstrate how to make her Chili Pepper Earrings.