Wiwat Kamolpornwijit

Alexandria, VA | Exhibiting Since 2017

I hand-form every piece of polymer clay jewelry.  All colors are original colors of clay,
there is no paint applied.  I use several techniques including caning, engraving, weaving,
layering, and many others for which I don’t have names.  I add beads and wires to
complement clay work.  Ear wires and wires are sterling silver; necklaces are either
sterling silver, 19 strands stainless steel Beadalon, or rubber.

It was a fund raising activity for my temple that got me into polymer clay in 2004.  It is
a long story with lots of twists and turns.  In 2007 I opted to do art/craft full time.  I
used to worked as an environmental researcher in Oak Ridge, TN for 6 years so you
know I glow in the dark!

Polymer is durable when handled properly.  It should be kept from pointed or sharp
objects that may scratch or cut the surface.  It is flexible to a certain degree and is
unlikely to break (but not impossible) when dropped.   A long period of exposure to
alcohol may do some damages to polymer, hence it’s better to put the jewelry on after
spraying hair products and perfume.  I have never done anything special to clean the
polymer except rinsing it with water when it starts collecting dust.