Joanna Craig


Artist Statement:

Olim Clay Co. jewelry is designed with intention and purpose. Each piece is entirely handmade from polymer clay and high-quality metals such as argentium silver ear hooks and 14K gold-filled chains. I draw inspiration from both the large and small details found in nature and my jewelry is thoughtfully crafted to spark a conversation, remind you of a favorite vacation, or bring a bit of the outdoors in. I recognize that one small moment during a hike or one quick photograph of a beautiful place can change your life, and it is my goal to capture these moments in my pieces so that you can take them with you wherever you go. I start with blocks of polymer clay that are then blended together to create custom colors. I use different techniques such as marbling, mokume gane, and cane work to introduce the various designs and patterns. I add texture with found materials such as sandpaper. The clay is then cured in the oven until hardened, sanded and buffed until smooth, and assembled into earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and barrettes. 


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