1. Attended my first conference (Arrowmont in '97), took my first classes there and met some incredible people. Learned as much from other attendees as the instructors. Came home and immediately moved my workspace from the kitchen counter to the dining room. Started buying clay by the pound.
2. Co-founded our local guild and met even more wonderful and sharing artists.
Bead&Button '04 Faculty (Polymer Clay)
Founding President, Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild
Candidate for Vice President, National Polymer Clay Guild