4th Anniversary Show

by admin on 10/19/2010 · 8 comments

If you have read my “About” page, you know I have no plan for this blog other than to write whatever comes into my head, so here goes.

I am lucky enough to have two studios: One in my home in the foothills outside of Fort Collins, CO and one in town. My in-town studio is in the Poudre River Arts Center (PRAC), a re-purposed warehouse on the edge of the historic “Old Town” district of Fort Collins. Our studios were designed to be a very small imitation of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.  Upstairs we have 14 studios surrounding a wide hall. The studios have windows facing the hall so visitors can watch what the artists are doing. Downstairs, we have a small gallery and a room that we plan to make into a classroom. Our next-door neighbors in the same building are the “Center for Fine Art Photography” and a coffee shop.

My Display for the Anniversary Show

This month is the PRAC’s fourth anniversary and, to celebrate, the gallery is featuring work by the resident artists. I had a hard time deciding what to put in the show, but finally settled on three small shadow boxes containing work from earlier periods in my 16-year love affair with polymer clay. A fourth box holds a piece I did specifically for the show.

The picture to the right shows the boxes on the wall. The work is behind glass, so you can’t see it very well.

The contents of the boxes are pictured below. The pieces are “Tidepool Series”, “Shoreline Series” , “Desert and Meadow”, and “Sporocarps” (my new piece). If you would like to read about these pieces or view larger images of the individual pieces, visit my flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/carol_simmons/

Tidepool Series

Shoreline Series

Desert and Meadow


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Kit November 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Would like to see the slicer again…


clsdesigns November 13, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Watch this blog for updates.


pearlyqueenbee November 4, 2010 at 10:15 am

I absolutely love these beads, they are all so beautiful. Can one buy your work online anywhere?


clsdesigns November 13, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Thank you very much. For the past year I’ve been focusing on teaching, so i don’t have anything for sale right now.


Amie May 16, 2012 at 6:25 am

Hi there! I’m just getting started in jewellery design and polymer clay crafting, and I would be very grateful if you could offer me some advice on choosing a good polymer clay. Which do you find works best? I have come across Premo and Fimo Classic, and I’m not sure which to buy…
Thanks! :)


Carol Simmons May 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I recommend Premo to my students but I also have friends who are very happy with Fimo Classic.


Patti Genack March 28, 2013 at 9:28 am

Will you be a vendor at the Rocky Mountain Bead Society show in April? (in Denver) I would love to see your work in person.


Carol Simmons March 28, 2013 at 5:54 pm

No. I’ll be out of town. (I never have enough product to do shows anyway. Sorry.


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