… taking my first step

Ready, set…go!!!
I’m finally doing it..starting my own blog..can’t believe such a simple step has taken so much thought and time…but I’m finally doing it!!
I don’t want to bore you with too much text especially on my first post but I should give you a little info about myself. My name is Mary and I was born in Sydney, Australia but have been living in Italy with my husband, Sante and 2 sons, Alex..17 and Thomas.. 10, for a good part of my married life.
I’ve had a creative, artistic flair all my life but really only began expressing it when I discovered polymer clay about 15 years ago when we were living in Holland. Over the years I’ve learned many polymer clay caning and surface techniques through research, tutorials and courses which I use in my work … but there’s a recurring characteristic in whatever I make and that is ….the power to make people smile.

I get a real kick out of people’s comments at shows and fairs……. I pretend not to be listening but I hear them all!
I believe there’s power in expression.. an energy that warms the heart and cuddles your insides… makes you feel good. That energy is what I strive for in my work. Every piece has its own personality..its own character = its own energy.
I hope I can portray that to you through the photos I’ll be posting so you can feel that energy coming from me to you.

Let’s give it a go with this one…

These are my Happy Turtles. (They’re witch apprentices).  Are they cute or are they cute?
I started making them after creating my "Good Witches" and since then the "Good Witches" and their turtle apprentices have become  the  very best  of friends :o) .
No two are alike because I like to give my turtles their own personality by giving them all different expressions. I make them happy, cheaky, bashful, goofy, inquisitive…

What also makes them unique is the millefiori caning pattern on their shell.
I’m so excited about starting my new blog and I can’t wait to show you all the other hand-made polymer clay crafts I make.
This is going to be fun!


  • Hi Mary,

    Looking forward in seeing more of your creations. I have never worked with polymer clay. I work with miniatures, and do water colors and oils.

  • Greetings from Oz!!!! I love your turtles. Polymer clay is so much fun, I’ve been playing with it for about 5 years. Congrats on the start of the Blog.

  • Karen, so nice of you to take the time to write….and being from Oz gives you bonus points :o) !!!
    I checked out your site and it’s very nice..you do lovely work!
    Yes, I agree polymer clay IS great!