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Pat Summers


Pat Summers, OCPCG member since 2009. I have been working with polymer clay since 2009 when my dear friend, Chris Hudson, first introduced me to polymer clay.  I attended my first Sandy Camp in Temecula and Clay Carnival in Las Vegas in 2009, and ever since I’ve been “hooked” and enamored with all the things that I can make with polymer clay.  All of the polymer clay teachers that I have met have been so nice, creative, and helpful in their classes.  Learning from demos at our monthly guild meetings is a great way to increase my polymer clay repertoire.


I enjoy most crafts and hobbies, and I have enjoyed paper crafting since I was 4 years old when my grandmother taught me how to fold animals and origami cranes. I teach origami to young elementary students part-time. I also have a passion for most paper crafts: rubber stamping making cards, journals, bookmarks, and novelty items.  I have been an avid photographer since I was a teenager and learned from my father’s best friend who was a professional photographer until he was 88 years old.  I also love fabric and am an avid quilter.  I started quilting about 20 years ago when I came home from work very stressed from my intense Engineering job; quilting allowed me to learn to relax while I was sewing quilt blocks.  Once I selected the fabrics and cut out the fabric for the blocks, sewing the quilt blocks was easy and helped me to relax.  I try to incorporate my knowledge of crafting, color, formatting, and aesthetics as I continue to learn to create polymer clay jewelry and objects.