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Specializing in Polymer Clay Sculptures
People, Jewelry, Memory Boxes
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Diana Manning
Argenta , Illinois - United States
Sculpture - Portraits & Figures

I use various kinds of polymer clay and mixed media to create sculptures of people,angels, jewelry, and 3-D paintings.
I also do detailed drawings of wildlife, rural America, and nostalgia.
I make jewelry from wire and beads, rocks, etc.
I teach art, also, all ages.
I designed the "Family of Friends" Shelf Sitters sold internationally in many retail stores and gift shops.I make characatures of people, with specific colors of hair, kinds of clothing, etc.
I graduated from Eastern Illinois University in '71 with a BS in Ed. major: Art, minor: Art.

phone: 217-795-2034
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Diana Manning
2007-11-26 09:30:22
Thanks, Cathy, I also make all occupations, hobbies, sports, etc. They are mass produced now for me, called the Family of Friends, you may see them in stores or in catalogs or online. The polymer clay is a great medium and I add small miniatures probably much like your father did. Small fishing poles, golf clubs, etc.
cathy savels
2007-04-06 14:52:53
These remind me of the figures my father used to make. He did table-top photography and did series for catalogues. He did 36 professions for example, carpenters, builders, blacksmiths etc. with all the tiny little tools and details. He also did a wedding with tiny dolls. It was amazing to watch him. This is a real trip down memory lane for me, thank you.
Claire Cullen
2006-11-02 23:58:58
Love these figures!! They're so fun & lively!
Patricia Griffin Brett
2006-08-17 13:53:59
Hi Diana, Just wanted to let you know that I couldn't believe it when I saw your figure!!! I have a friend here in VA that does the polymer clay sculpture. I've always told her she could sell them! Keep up the good work! Tricia Brett (another Artist Sites artist)
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