Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Talented Tuesday- Dori of Sassy Clay Creations

Yup, time for another artist interview! This time it's Dori, one of my Plurk buddies. She does some amazing work with polymer clay; I'm in love with so much pretty stuff in her shop!

What's your name?
Dori Thompson

Where can you be found on the internet? (Website, Twitter, shops, blog, etc)

Describe yourself in five words.
Creative, Happy, Old, Bold, Colorful

If you were a color, what would you be?

If you could live anywhere (or anywhen), where/when would it be?
On the coast of either Washington or Oregon, watching and listening to the waves whenever I wanted.

What is your greatest dream or goal?
I would have to say I accomplished most of my goals and my greatest dream right now is to not have arthritis.

What was your very first piece of art?
I remember a map of the US made out of salt and flour showing rivers and mountains. Did that in 4th grade.

How long have you been an artist?
Every since I can remember. As a child, I used to draw on everything.

If you sell your art, how did you get started?
I decided I wanted to try it when I got older. And here I am.

What is the strangest thing you've ever made?
An outhouse made with polymer clay. It has a working door, a toilet seat and a "Sears" catalog (instead of tp) inside.

Pick your favorite project/artwork- what is it and what inspired you on it? If you'd like to share, tell a little about the process you used from inspiration to
completion of that project.

My favorite always seems to be the next project that turns out the way I wanted it to. Sometimes they don't cooperate. I would have to say right now, it would be my clay mask I made for our Smoosher challenge. I didn't draw a picture of it, I just saw it in my head. There it is.

What kind of advice would you give to other artists?
I have always been very picky about my work and was very critical of my work. I took some art courses in college and learned from a very fine art teacher that I should not be so hard on myself. I learned. Don't let things get in the way. Don't become discouraged. Whatever it is, do it anyway or how will you know how very good you really are?

What is your favorite:
Color? Teal Blue
Quote? By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; Third, by experience, which is bitterest. ~ Confucious
Book? Wall-E
Character? (book or whatever) Edgar Allen Poe, Sean Connery
TV show and/or movie? I have more than one. Eureka, Fast Forward, Armageddon, Sleepless in Seattle just to name a few.
Season? Fall, and in second place would be Spring.
Food? Dungeness Crab
Animal? All of them except snakes, lizards and spiders.
Art medium and/or supply? Polymer clay and anything that can be used with it.

Kind of music I listen to when working with clay. Celtic, folk and relaxing music. It is easier to work when I am more relaxed.

Thanks for letting me interview you, Dori! :D

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