Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Featured Artist Jan Geisen

Introducing Jan Geisen
PCAGOE featured artist for May 12 through May 25
 (View her work featured on our Facebook page throughout this time period.) 

Jan has a BA degree, with original concentration on printmaking and photography. Over 20 years ago she discovered polymer clay and the millefiori technique. About her work, Jan says: "I discovered, after making my very first millefiori cane jewelry, that I am really an 'improv' artist. I spent more time working with the scraps from that first millefiori cane, than with the cane itself. Polymer clay is such an amazing medium that I have still haven’t exhausted its possibilities. No two pieces of jewelry of my jewelry will ever be alike." Jan's work has been featured in several places: on the Polymer Clay Daily blog, on The Polymer Arts blog, in the Helen Breil Shapes book, in The Polymer Arts magazine, Polymer Clay Cafe magazine and From Polymer To Art magazine.

After taking a stained glass class, Jan branched out into making garden art with polymer and glass, but currently she doesn't have any garden pieces for sale on Etsy. Jan was also featured on a episode of HGTV's That's Clever 6/18/2010, making one of her large plant stakes.

Find more of Jan's work at these web locations:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/jangeisen and
http://www.jangeisen.com/ and
http://jangeisen.blogspot.com/ and
https://www.flickr.com/photos/23551801@N03/