Skygrazer Designs

Christy Sherman

About the Artist

07/2009 Juried into the Wickford Art Association's 14th Annual "Art Of The Ocean State Open Juried Show" with "Cormorant" relief
2008 Bead Dreams Finalist in the Polymer Clay category with "Flying Squirrel" relief
2007 Juried into the Wickford Art Association's "Interiors Show" with "Emergence" - a sculpture of a baby sea turtle hatching
05/2007 Nautilus necklace featured in Fire Mountain Gems ad in Rock & Gem magazine
10/2005 Bead Dreams pieces were published in Bead & Button magazine.
Summer 2005 Article in Polymer Cafe on Faux Tibetan Turquoise
2005 Bead Dreams 3rd Place Winner and Finalist in the Polymer Clay category with "Down the Garden Path" and "Salinity"
2005 Fire Mountain Gems Beading Contest Finalist was featured in their catalog next to the wooden beads.
Spring 2005 Article in Polymer Cafe on sculpting Songbird Sweethearts.
12/2004 Fire Mountain Gems Beading Contest Finalist - wooden beads category - faux ivory polymer clay owl and driftwood pendant.
10/2004 Winner of October "Oh, Faux" Challenge on Polymer Clay Central.
Summer 2004 Tip published in the Summer 2004 issue of Polymer Cafe magazine.
04/2004 Glazed Heart Pendant Tutorial published on PCPolyzine.
03/2004 Featured on PCPolyzine
12/2000 Winner "Transfer This" Challenge on Polymer Clay Central.
11/2000 Third Place "Fire" Challenge on Polymer Clay Central.

Christy Sherman is an unrepentant polymer clay addict and artist. She was looking for a creative outlet soon after college, and picked up a Sculpey III sample pack. Twelve years later and she hasn't stopped squishing polymer clay between her fingers. Christy now uses Premo as her clay of choice but the fascination is still the same. "An unformed block of clay is so full of possibilities. Sometimes I have a clear plan in mind of what I want to make. Other times, I just play and let the clay decide."

Christy doesn't limit herself to any particular techniques or subjects. "I have so many ideas flying around in my head. There is so much I want to do and try. I keep a notebook just to jot down thoughts and inspiration so they don't get lost". She enjoys sculpting on a small scale, usually living creatures - whether natural or fantastic - and has been incorporating these sculptures into beads, pendants, kaleidoscope bodies, and wall reliefs. She loves ancient looking surfaces, faux techniques, texture, and the wonderful iridescence of mica powders.

Christy is a member of the Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild (SCPCG) and recently joined the National Polymer Clay Guild as well. In the past she has acted as the SCPCG webmaster, Secretary, and a moderator on the Yahoo group Kaleidoscope Builders Knowledge Base. She occasionally teaches polymer clay classes and enjoys answering questions both in person and through this website about polymer clay.

She lives in Rhode Island with her wonderful husband Dave and their two cats, Smidgen and Chaos. She has not yet managed to convert Dave to the dark side of polymer clay addiction, but he supports her habit anyway - modifying tools, setting up the workspace, and giving his opinions patiently when asked for the tenth time, "What do you think of it now?"