Hello and welcome.
My name is Wendy, and like many of you reading this, creativity has always been an important part of my life. It all started watching my mother when I was young. She would sew and knit for my sister and I. Then I would take the scraps and make clothes for my dolls.
I studied Illustration and Fashion Design at Sheridan College in Oakville, ON. I fell in love with the town and to this day I still reside in beautiful Oakville, near the shores of Lake Ontario with my family.
It was my love of fabrics that first led me to the world of polymer clay. I started by creating art dolls, which then led me to polymer clay and its endless possibilities. From my first workshop using polymer clay I was addicted.
I have written tutorials for, and been published in various magazines including Art Jewelry Magazine, Polymer CAFE, Just Steam-punk and Canadian Beading Magazine.
I am also the proud creator of the CaBezel Jewelry Molds and a line of textures stamps.
Shades of Clay was my exclusive worldwide retailer, so when the previous owner (Margaret Scott) let me know that she was thinking of retiring, I knew immediately that I wanted to step in.
Margaret poured her heart into SOC from 2002-2013. I never did ask her how she decided on the name of the company……but I do know that she came up with it way before the infamous trilogy of 50 Shades of Gray.
Now I have the privilege to meet many of my customers on-line on a daily basis.
I love what I do!!
Wendy Weaver Orlowski
Thank you for letting me help you on your creative journey!