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Welcome to Blue Heron Creations. Blue Heron Creations and artist Linda M Elliott are located on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay. Our jewelry is featured at regional craft shows, boutiques and galleries, open studio and by appointment.
6104 Eastcliff Dr
Baltimore, MD 21209
Jean is no stranger to art. She was a professional potter for 15 years before she started making jewelry and boxes from polymer clay, which is a colored, acrylic modeling material. Some of the techniques and additional materials she uses are inlay ,color blending, acrylic paint, silk screening, and some gold and silver work. She has been published in the following books: 400 Polymer Clay Designs by Lark Books, and Polymer: The Chameleon Clay by Victoria Hughes.
Stone. Glass. Silver. Bronze. The endless combinations and possibilities they present provide balance to the quite different other side of my life.
After some traditional metalsmithing and wire working I took metal clay classes from several excellent teachers and haven’t looked back.
As a child, I had a passion for working with my hands, especially in creating small things. This passion was part of the reason that I enjoyed dentistry as a career for 15 years. During this time, I began re-designing our home environment. I first experimented with painting our walls, then furniture, then fabric, clothes, glass, et cetera.
After having two boys and much reflection, I felt the need to spend more time with them. During this time, creating small “containable” things such as jewelry became desirable both as a creative and practical outlet. Each piece requires so many different steps (molding, shaping, firing, painting) followed then by the careful piecing together with other beads and/or metals to complete my vision of graceful accessories. It’s all about passion and joy, and creating with polymer (as well as being a wife and mother), brings that to me in beautiful bunches.