I LOVE CLAY! Absolutely love the feel of it in my hands when I take a lump and create a keepsake for my loyal customers for over 25 years. I have been working in this medium since 1985 participating in Northeastern Ohio’s top juried shows. Producing thousands of pieces yearly I never get tired of being blessed to work out of my home while raising 6 children since 1982 with my husband of 29 years.
I have had no formal art instruction, but have relied on my God-given talent and imagination, combined with observation and experimentation. Family life has had a profound influence and inspiration to my design work.
Recently I began creating my line of OverLeTop! Magnetic Wine Bottle Greetings. It’s two gifts in one with over 80 different sayings for any occasion. From New Years to Christmas, Anniversary to Milestone, even Home Sweet Home to Bon Voyage. Simply sign gift tag and place over spout. All stamps and sayings are copywritten by me as well. OverLeTop! becomes a magnetic memento long after the cork’s been popped, “because there’s always something…to wine about!”
Original pieces consist of polymer clay and various inclusions such as sand, mica and embossing powders. All cane work is original and designed by myself.
Bert is also the creator of the first limited edition ornament for Boyertown Area Multi-Service.