Patchwork Heart Pendant, polymer clay
Beth Terhaar (Bagged by Beth Studio) of Danbury, CT and Jensen Beach, FL was raised in a home with an artistic mother that encouraged creativity with her children. During Beth’s 25-year tenure as a schoolteacher, Beth did floral arranging, made boiled wool purses, and painted glass. She and a friend would turn her house into an annual two-day holiday boutique that drew 500+ customers. The boutique included themselves along with 20 other artists. As Beth retired from teaching, she was introduced to polymer clay by her sister, a prominent pottery artist. That’s where Beth really settled into her niche of polymer clay jewelry artistry. She loves the endless possibilities of colors, textures, and shapes that this medium offers her. While participating in art shows throughout Florida and Connecticut, Beth is often sought out to combine her talents of teaching and polymer clay jewelry making and teaches private classes to others.
Her work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut. Beth recently participated in Spectrum’s Summer outdoor Art Festival on the Essex Green.