Board and Reporter
Hi! I am Trina Williams.
I actually do have a
journalism, kind of. When I was a junior in high school we moved to
AZ, and in my English class, I was invited to write for the school
That led to an editorial appointment to the school page of the local
for the following year. Then we moved back to California, back to my
high school. To make a long story short, I wasn’t allowed to be on the
school newspaper unless I took a beginning journalism class. I cried. I
sucked it in. I won every journalism award they had.
with nursing as
my major, (so you can get a REAL job said my stepmother) I had a brief
stint with the Daily Bruin (UCLA). I was in charge of the morgue. In
terms that means filing stuff.
Real life took over.
Marriage. Kids. And
eventually a job as a school nurse. I wrote short pieces for the local
newspaper and dabbled in needlepoint, sewing, and other
In about 1992, I saw a
about making buttons out of some kind of clay stuff. It looked
I was a sewer; I could do that. I went to the craft store and bought
packs of Fimo. Then I lost the article and eventually put the clay
(I still cant find it).
The following year I
happened upon a class
in polymer clay at my favorite craft store. Still thinking about
I took the class. And then another and another until I had taken every
class that teacher offered. I was hooked. My house was filling up with
clay things. I won a couple of awards at the county fair. I started
my things so I could see the dining room table. Teachers were my first
and still my best customers.
I was a charter member of
our local guild
and served as president for a couple of years. When my first teacher
our area, I took over her classes. I still enjoy teaching beginners the
Board and Columnist
I was born in the second
half of the last
century, and have been earthbound ever since.....
I had been claying for
almost a year, off
and on, but mostly off, until I entered Swap 101. I had such a good
I thought I should play some more. I enjoy playing with translucents
inclusions, as well as covering large things! (I wish the lamp could
in the scanner!)
My professional background
has been as
a broadcast journalist and espresso entrepreneur, so it is a great deal
of fun and struggle for me to use the OTHER side of my brain!
|My husband and
I have six
boys, three of them 22, we are also looking forward to our first
in June 2002!
At home with me and
Ramona and Louis
(the dogs), is one of the boys and my dear George. It seems that
their favorite comment is, "Do you want me to put this in the recycling
bin, or are you going to cover it with clay?"
I have had a great time so
far with the
polymer clay community, and look forward to a gathering one day where I
can meet lots of you!
Greetings! I live in
central North Carolina
with my 18 year old daughter and polymer clay pal, Katie, and our
ever-growing population of rescue and foster animals (Katie is a future
with polymer clay was at Mangelson's in Omaha in 1992. I couldn't
the beautiful necklaces on display had not only been handmade, but were
fired in a home oven. I bought several packages of Sculpey and
and by the time I arrived home (Maryland in those days), I had no
idea where to begin using this amazing art product.
Before I knew it, Katie (6
years old at
the time) had ripped open the packages, marbled some clay, and had
two beads. "Like this, Mom?" she asked. And we have enjoyed
clay ever since.
These days I am finishing a
degree in Human
Services Psychology, and promote polymer clay through local arts
NC Arts for Healthcare, and the Society for Arts in Healthcare. I am a
member of NPCG and enjoy bringing the art of polymer clay to young
through cultural diversity programs in our community.
Being disabled since 1997,
I am always
looking for new ways to adapt clay for those with physical challenges.
My goal is to make polymer clay accessible to everyone.
Hi! I am Marty Woosley, 57,
TX. Recently moved here when my hubby retired early. We were in
21 years. I was born in Iowa and lived there until 1981 when we
to Texas with kids and dog. I have been married to my high school
for 38+ years, and we have three kids and five grandkids.
| I have
done many things
in my life -- banking, administrative secretary with hotels and
owned a quilt shop and worked as an appliqué and sweater
for Sharon Young of Dallas for five years. I am now retired and
my hobbies of polymer clay, watercolor paintings, and computers.
I have enjoyed polymer clay
for about 11
years, and I have made many, many friends in the polymer world. I
the North Texas Polymer Clay Guild seven years ago, and I started and
the online Internet group Polymerclayinterest which I gave up recently
and is now POLYMERCLAYPEOPLE .
I am a process person who
loves the "process
of creating," and it is not really important to me to get a finished
or mass produce what I make. I have rheumatoid arthritis, so the clay
my pain away!
My life quote is "Success
is being able
to spend your life in your own way." How lucky I am to be able to do
Visit me at my website My Heart