Pamela began her adventures with metal clay and polymer clay in 2003 when she learned it was more fun to make beads than to string them. Starting with a private, introductory lesson with polymer clay artist, Kim Otterbein, Pamela accelerated her self-taught, experimental approach, by attending classes in both polymer and metal clay with many of the internationally-known polymer and metal clay artists. She spent the next 6 years “riffing” on techniques and designs in the two clays, producing “beads, buttons and bangles” at a furious rate. In 2009, she was Rio-certified in PMC and began teaching classes at the Bead House Studio in silver clay, base metal clay and polymer clay. She is currently enrolled in Hadar Jacobsen’s accreditation program, looking to explore the design possibilities of polymer with bronze, copper and steel clays.
Pamela shares her passion for creating in polymer clay everywhere she can. Friends on Facebook get to see the new explorations as they emerge from her studio. Pamela also works as a consultant, trainer and coach and you can read more at www.personal-compass.com.