Let Arlene Groch’s story be a warning to all of you. “My totally out of control addiction to polymer clay had such an innocent birth in September, 2004”, she recalled. “I bought some clay and a couple of books to share an activity with my 8 year old grandson. He was mildly interested; I was hooked. Within a month I had decided to give up my 30 year career as a trial attorney so I could devote most of my time to playing with clay and attending workshops and classes. I set myself a one year goal of learning enough to be able to begin to develop my own style.” To see more of Arlene’s one of a kind Mezuzah cases and jewelry, go to her site,PolyGemDesigns.
Arlene Groch and the South Jersey Polyaddicts have done it again! I had three days of clay, friendship and whiskey in a Days Inn on Tilton Road in Pleasantville New Jersey. I had so much whiskey I can’t remember everyone’s name, so I left the pictures unlabled. The cute figurines are by Sherman Oberson. The beautiful caned bowls are by Emily Levine. The Zen Earrings are by my roomie, Patti Claypal Underwood. I am sorry I don’t remember everyone’s name. If you made something and would like people to know, please leave a comment. Oh, yeah. The guy wearing the skunk on his head is Rob Yost. I think the skunk was dead. Rob’s long suffering wife Wilma came to hang out and demo some nifty new products from her business, Polymer Clay Express.