In this week’s chat with Utah’s Jana Roberts Benzon, she looks back in amazement at where her art has taken her. Her trajectory is not what she could have predicted and she’s pleased as she looks ahead.

We caught up with Debra DeWolff as she jumps back into retailing after a few years of other work. She says of her new space, “ Since I moved into this apartment I’d been using the space strictly for storage because I hadn’t really thought that I’d be getting back into my business again.” She explains her new path on her blog post called theLearning Curve.

Maggie Maggio’s trajectory changed slightly as she moved her studio out of the basement and into an upstairs bedroom. The cozy nook, the rich red walls, the organization of the space, her attention to recycling – all hint at how Maggie works and where she’s heading.

Where are you headed? Have slight adjustments in the way you work or think changed your direction?

 

10 comments… add one

  • Barbara E December 20, 2011 2:48 pm edit

    Love Jana – she is just sooo sweet and generous with her ideas. Can’t wait til she visits our Guild next year!

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  • Candida Woolhouse December 21, 2011 12:25 am edit

    So wonderful to find a site devoted to Polymer clay!
    Wishing you the best of the Season!

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  • Nancy December 21, 2011 3:10 am edit

    I would love an upstairs studio with big windows! We moved in May, and I’ve been setting up another basement studio. Starting from scratch, I was able to get lots of full-spectrum ceiling lights, so for the first time, I have sufficient light to work, even in the basement after dark. Polymer space is such a treat!

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  • Pamela Jensen December 21, 2011 7:43 am edit

    I really enjoyed the chat with Jana. She is such a sweet and talented artist.

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  • Priscilla Muniz December 21, 2011 11:46 am edit

    Took a class with Jana and she elevated the whole class to the next level! What an inspiration! She changed my thoughts on polymer clay.

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  • DiAnne Evans December 21, 2011 3:43 pm edit

    I took a class with Jana also and she exactly what Priscilla said – she elevated the whole class to the next level! Plus she was the warmest, most thoughtful PC artist. Her attention to detail and watching her work changed how I deal with clay myself. My work today is definately Jana inspired : )

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  • Lyn December 21, 2011 7:31 pm edit

    I have an upstairs studio and now a nook in the kitchen so I can be close to my husband instead of secluded…..but if it slows me down, I’m going back upstairs! Love the PCD – and I do read it daily!

    Merry Christmas!

    ~~Lyn

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  • Daphne Seaman December 22, 2011 12:49 am edit

    What fun to see all that you have to share. Thanks for the sample! Merry Christmas!

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  • Melinda Hayes December 23, 2011 3:28 pm edit

    I love Jana’s use of color. Always color.Merry Christmas

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  • Kate Clawson December 25, 2011 3:22 am edit

    Happy to find this new endeavour Cynthia, what a great idea! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

    Kate

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