Debi L. Drew is a visual artist and art educator. She considers her artistic talent God given and strives to do her best in everything she creates. She received BA degrees in Psychology and Visual Communications. Both her MA and PhD are in Art Education. Realistic drawing/painting, portraiture, abstract painting, pen and ink, ceramics on the wheel and hand building are some of her favorite ways to create. In 2009 she started experimenting with polymer clay and got hooked! It began with jewelry, 3-D masks and a few mixed media wall hangings. Since then, statement piece jewelry, larger wall art, boxes and mosaics have been added to her PC list of possibilities. She also enjoys teaching visual art and PC classes.
Enjoying the creation of polymer clay jewelry and art for the past few years happened quite unexpectedly for me. It is a fairly new medium considering the more traditional ones and there are still many who are unfamiliar with it. These pliable colorful blocks with creative and skillful application have chameleon like possibilities that I like to incorporate in my pieces. Some of my favorite faux productions are turquoise, wood and brass. Much of my jewelry consists of “statement pieces” or what I consider one of a kind fine art wear. Since I love to explore new methods of polymer clay creativity, I produce in a variety of styles and use many techniques, but texture, design and an emphasis on the clay itself is a consistent goal. My attraction to gold, warm colors and black show up often in my work but more color is slowly beginning to appear. I also appreciate natural elements and most enjoy creating a piece that appeals to that sensibility.