Each featured member will have the same set of questions to answer, with one additional question posed by the preceding featured member. And so it goes....
POLYMER CLAY COLLECTIVE INTERVIEW: Tammie Tusher Everly
• Tell us a bit about where you live.
We are a US Navy family so we move a lot. Currently, we live in Chesapeake, Virginia. It is right outside Norfolk, VA where my husband is stationed. We will be here for 3 more years, then who knows where...
I spend a fair amount of time on the computer. Between my blog, website, Etsy, ArtFire, and Face Book groups I devote at least 1.5 hours a day.
I do other jewelry related techniques such as metal work, wire, resin and stringing so I usually do something creative most days.
I also like to cook, read [historical fiction & biographies] & I have 2 boxer dogs that get a lot of walks and play time outside.
• What did you want to be when you were little and do you think you ever will be?
I wanted to be Samantha from the TV show ‘Bewitched’. Sadly, I don’t think I will ever be able to twitch my nose and make things happen the way I want them to, but wouldn't that be AWESOME!
• Tell us something about yourself that we don't know.
People are surprised to find that I am 6’3”
• Tell us your polymer clay story: What made you first try polymer clay and how long has PC been part of your life?
I have been jewelry making for about 8 years. A little over 4 years ago I wanted to take a stab at making my own beads. I had NO idea what I was doing, but with the great amount of knowledge on the internet, many books from the library and a vast amount of mistakes… I found out that I LOVE polymer clay. It's so versatile and can be varied into so many projects.
• What's your favorite PC technique?
My favorite technique is Mokume Gane. I love the fact that each slice is a different surprise. Additionally, I recently have been inspired by Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree and her ‘Rustic Bead’ techniques.
• What are your art/design inspirations?
My inspirations definitely depend on my mood. I am inspired by History, Antiques, Vintage ephemera, Nature and the outdoors and of course color, and textures.
- My 'extra question' from Domarita is "What is your best piece of advice for someone who is brand new to PC."
• Show us something you’ve made with polymer clay.
OK, I will in a just a minute...
Thanks to Jeannie Dukic, Lola Surwillo, all the friends at Polymer Clay Collective for this opportunity to share. Thank you for spending your time here today.
OK, now pictures...... :-D
|Mokume Gane covered glass ornament 'US Navy' edition|
|Mokume Gane covered hen's egg|
|salt & pepper shakers|
|One of my 'signature' Dragonflys|
|geranium leaf in polymer with resin coating|
|Trio of Sand Dollar pendants|
|Floral Pendant and earrings set|
|'Butterfly at the Window"|