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Western Australia

Latitude Gallery Geraldton
169 Marine Terrace
Geraldton, WA 6530 

Ph (08) 9964 6601

Hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm

Debbie Crothers

I am a local in Geraldton (lived here all my life) and am married with three beautiful children. I started glass painting about 10 years ago as a hobby and this lead to many other adventures. I’ve dabbled in a number of the arts including painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, woodcraft and jewellery and just been working quite heavily with polymer clay for about the last 12 months.  I have taught various work-shops throughout the Midwest region in a number of these arts and have just started teaching jewellery and polymer clay through ITN at TAFE.   
Polymer clay is a man made compound (not unlike plasticine when raw) that cures and hardens when baked in a household oven.  The medium is extremely versatile and can be incorporated with a variety of other mediums.  My polymer clay tiles are all individually handcraft-ed, one at a time using many different techniques, then pieced together to create the overall product.  I either choose a theme or image which then determines what colours I’ll use, then the making begins.  When I first became interested in polymer clay there were no work-shops or classes in the Midwest region so it has led me to be completely self-taught and I continue to learn new techniques today. The images I use in the mosaics are from “Altered by Design” and all stamps I use are from “Angel” companies.