Her work is known, admired and respected all over the world!! Her pieces are fun, dynamic and perfect to wear any day and time! Her strong design skills are obvious in all her pieces, making them an instant fashion statement.
Her class was fun and highly creative!
Here is our interview:
Hi Bettina, when & how did you discovered Polymer Clay?
In late 2003 I was looking for a material for making kitschy snow globes as a gift for Christmas and I stumbled over Polymer Clay again.
I was amazed over the possibilities this material had to offer – and looking at all these great pieces of jewelry made from pc that I found in the internet, I decided to skip the snow globe project and I did jewelry for Christmas.
And I didn’t stop working with this amazing material ever since.
You see a shape or a color or a pattern and your creative mojo just starts going. This can be everything for me – architecture, nature, paintings or just a walk through the hardware store … And sometimes I sit down just to clay a little and it happens … even got new ideas just by cleaning up my studio;)
How much of your art is influenced by your graphic design skills?
It was a tough year instructed by the very strict but genius Oskar Holweck, but I will be always grateful that my school offered this base training. So, as a trained graphic designer I’m equipped with a lot of knowledge about shape, spaces, color, composition and such.
The shapes and patterns in my jewelry are most of the time very geometric and I always try to feature the unique properties of polymer clay as an art material in my pieces.
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