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Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Feats of Clay
Topic: Artist Profile

I love the internet. I know there are all sorts of crazy stuff on it. Stuff I don't want to know about -  but overall it is a wealth of information one would never have access to any other way or at least not at the tips of your fingers. If you don't know something, someone else does and they've put it out on the world wide web. The thing I love most about the net is the opportunity to get to know people you never would have otherwise. This is how I met the amazing Sarah Jane Shorter.

I met Sarah Jane through a website called Polymer Clay Central. She also makes cake toppers. We are a very small and exclusive club so I of course had to contact her. We struck up a lively conversation and she gave me some requested advice about seed beads. First of all I love listening to people from England. I've never heard her actually speak but I can hear it in her text. Like when she told me working with wire "drives her round the bend" Fantastic!

Sarah lives in Northampton, UK and is the owner of Feats of Clay. I cannot describe how happy it makes me to look at her toppers. They are humorous, beautiful, cute, meticulously detailed, and simple (and by simple I mean to look at, not to create) all rolled into one. I do not know how she does it. 

When her twins were born pre-maturely she decided to stay home and take care of all three of her kids full time. 

She started with clay by making Christmas ornaments and moved on to figures. She set up her business in 2007 and it took off immediately. She was surprised by this (however I am not) Sarah does mostly wedding related toppers, sprinkled with other occasions and has even done some work for some British celebrities. Sarah has customers all over the world, including the U.S., Australia and Dubai. You can see all of Sarah Jane's work at

She is a self taught artist picking up tricks and techniques from websites like Polymer Clay Central, Glass Attic and the International Polymer Clay Guild. Her favorite clay is FIMO Classic due to the way it handles and the fantastic colour range (colour spelled the European way)

Sarah Jane says loves what she does so much it doesn't feel like work. The loves shows...Just take a look... 















You can contact Sarah Jane at

Posted by acmckibben at 11:37 AM EST
Updated: Sunday, 22 May 2016 8:59 PM EDT
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