Awards and Credits

In 2009, Bettina self published her first book, the very successful "Edle Schmuck-Unikate & Accessoires aus Polymer Clay." This book showcases Bettina’s clean, well designed, high style polymer art. And her second book "Polymer Clay Bracelets" came out summer-2012 and features a variety of techniques and new design ideas using polymer clay.

Bettina Welker

Bettina always walks through the world curiously with eyes wide open looking for inspiration.
If she sees a shape, a color or a pattern, her creative mojo just starts going. This can be everything - architecture, nature, paintings or just a walk through the hardware store. She even gets new ideas just by cleaning up her studio. Teaching is very important to Bettina - the interaction with creative people is very inspiring - she never walks out of a class that she taught without having learned something as well. For her, the greatest reward is a happy, inspired student.

As a trained graphic designer, Bettina is equipped with a lot of knowledge about shape, spaces, color, and composition. The shapes and patterns in her jewelry are most of the time geometric and she always tries to feature the unique properties of polymer clay as an art material in her pieces. It is important to her that all her work is well designed and finished as flawlessly as possible.

Bettina is a graduated graphic designer and she worked as a jewelry designer and polymer clay artist since 2003. She is a co-founder of the German polymer clay guild and a member of several international polymer clay guilds. Since 2007, she taught private classes in her home studio and all over Europe and in the US. Bettina self published her first book "Edle Schmuck-Unikate & Accessoires aus Polymer Clay" in 2009 and her second book "Polymer Clay Bracelets" in summer 2012, available through her website. Bettina was awarded 1st place in the Intermediate Art Jewelry category in the International Polymer Clay Association's Progress & Possibilities Competition in 2011.

Location: Saarbrucken, Germany
Member since: 2010

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