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Sue Whitehouse-Evenson

Sue Whitehouse-Evenson

Artist Work

Swallow and Fall Leaf Necklace
Polymer Clay and Swarovski Crystals
6" length; 4.5" wide
Colorful Cascading Circles Necklace
Polymer Clay and Swarovski Crystals
7.5" long; 4.5" wide
Abstract Opalescent Necklace
Polymer Clay and Swarovski Crystals
7" length; 4" wide
Polka Dotted Wave and Floral Necklace
Polymer Clay and Swarovski and Czech Cyrstals
5.5" Length; 5" wide
Abstract Circle Necklace
Polymer Clay
7" length; 4.5" wide
Stained Glass-Like Grape and Leaf Necklace
Polymer Clay and Swarovski Crystals
6" length; 5" width

Artist Information

Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I am a polymer clay jewelry and accessory artist.

Artist Bio

As a child, I had a passion for working with my hands, especially in creating small things. This passion was part of the reason that I enjoyed dentistry as a career for 15 years. During this time, I began re-designing our home environment. I first experimented with painting our walls, then furniture, then fabric, clothes, glass, et cetera. Virtually, anything that didn’t move, I would attempt to embellish with my creative spirit “gone wild.” [You should see our house, and pity my poor family!]

After having two boys and much reflection, I felt the need to spend more time with them. During this time, creating small “containable” things such as jewelry became desirable both as a creative and practical outlet. So, I began to play with polymer clay.  I am completely self-taught, therefore have endured many failures along the way.  Each unique piece requires so many different steps (molding, shaping, firing, painting, glazing them using many layers of a combination of powders and alcohol inks) followed then by the careful piecing together using wire and/or beading thread, other beads and/or metals to complete my vision of graceful accessories.  Each creation has a personality of it's own, which makes them hard to part with sometimes.

I am continually experimenting with different techniques, which continues to challenge me as I live out my passion: creating!