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About Clayologist

Ruth Breitenbach

     Jewelry Made with Clay & Love!

   Her story begins in 1976 when Ruth worked for a craft store. Her employer asked her to create samples of what could be made with polymer clay. When people saw her samples they weren't interested in the clay; they wanted to buy what she had made! She loved working with the clay, and from there, her business was launched.         

     In the early days, polymer clay came only in white and had to be painted after it was cooked. Today, polymer clay comes pigmented in a wide variety of colors, and finishes, including metallics, fluorescents, and even glow-in-the-dark colors. This medium has gained the respect of major artists and craftsmen. It is liked for its versatility, durability, and strong colors.         

   Ruth has received numerous awards over the years. Her multicultural jewelry was presented at the Whitehouse. She is proud of the thank you letter she received from the President. She also designed an exclusive line of jewelry for an environmental group and has done many specially commissioned pieces for fundraising and not-for-profit groups.

      Ruth has been in business now for 41 years and spends most of her time in the studio. However, doing shows with her husband Joe, and making personal contact with devoted customers, is what she enjoys most. She meets many interesting people and loves hearing their comments and ideas.  

  Please view the Show Schedule to see where they will be next!