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Genevieve Williamson

Artist, wife, homeschooling mom.
I see my work as a visual conversation in contrast and relationship; visual and human. Asymmetry and repetition play important roles. My process is rarely a straight line from concept to completion and although I set out with a preliminary ideas, I usually end up learning where I was going only after a piece is finished. 
Wearable art is personal and therefore takes the idea of relationship a step further. The viewer becomes the wearer and the setting is not a wall, but a person.


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  1. I love your work! I have never tried polymer clay, but you are inspiring me to try some. I don't know quite how to start learning this. Like what product to choose....etc Is it like Fimo? How to get texture marks that make it look brushed, etc.... I am not a jewellery maker and am quite sick with cancer so no plans to work, but want to play. Would you be willing to answer my questions, by any chance? Thanks for your consid ration,
    Cheers, Ann

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    1. Hi Ann,
      I'm very sorry to hear about you having cancer and I am hoping and praying for a full recovery for you. I really believe that creative play, whether with polymer clay or other materials, it good for the soul and I'm happy to share with you.
      Polymer is a very approachable material. Basically the only real rule is to follow the baking guidelines on the package. Its really that easy.
      Yes, FIMO is a polymer clay as well as the brands Cernit and Sculpey. Different kinds have different properties but I believe the best over all choice is Premo by Sculpey. You should be able to find it at most craft stores.
      You can shape it and put textures into it and when baked according to the directions, it will permanently stay solid. The clay can be worked totally with your hands but you can also use any other clay sculpting tools you can find. You can texture it with literally anything you can find. I suggest to buy some clay and play around with it a lot before you bake anything, just to see what the clay can do.
      Just a couple other rules are important...
      Don't use the same materials for clay that you would use for eating. Wash your hands thoroughly when you are done. (The clay is non toxic but you still shouldn't ingest it.)
      Bake the clay in a toaster oven that is only for clay OR in a pan covered with aluminum foil.
      Here is a good overall website that answers all kinds of questions about clay. Ginger covers just about every conceivable aspect of working with polymer.
      https://thebluebottletree.com
      I you have any other questions let me but really my best advice is to just buy some and start having fun!
      Best -
      Genevieve

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