Marissa - Description

Gymnast Marissa is the original piece that is featured on page 52, as well as on the cover, of my bestselling polymer clay book, How To Make Clay Characters, published in 1997 by North Light Books.   Try as I might, I will never be able to make this exact character again, so she is truly one-of-a-kind – and is a well publicized one at that.  The book has sold more than 116,000 copies to date.

My studio, located in Jordan, Minnesota, is becoming too full, so I have decided to start selling some of the pieces from the first four books which I wrote for North Light Books.  I need to make room for the pieces from my newest how-to book, Fairies, Gnomes and Trolls, which has a release date of mid-November 2006.

Gymnast Marissa is made entirely of FIMO polymer clay, except for her toothpick backbone and painted face.  She is approximately 3 ¼ inches tall and is 51/4 inches wide from toe to pointed toe.  Her story, as written in the book, says that she is Mischievous Mike’s little sister , and that she is a natural-born performer.

 I hope that you enjoy her smiling presence as much as I have!