June Gallagher

Email: oaknwichlane@gmail.com
Website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/OaknwichLaneDesigns
Media: Visual Sculpture Mixed Media

A long time ago, when I was in Kindergarten, I made a bird out of odd pieces of paper, cardboard and a salt shaker top, which I covered in construction paper for the head. My teacher was delighted and told my parents that I would grow up to be an artist.  I have been creating in many different mediums ever since. About 10 years ago, I started sculpting with Polymer Clay. This is a wonderfully versatile medium, which enables the artist to create anything you can imagine. Due to the low baking temperatures, you can add paper, wood, fabric, wool, sequins, gems, and many other objects with the clay as you bake. Polymer Clay comes in many colors but can also be painted with acrylics, mica powders, chalk pastels, and even makeup! The possibilities are endless! Much of my inspiration comes from the natural world around us, especially the one we cannot easily see. An acorn top can become a goblet, an oak leaf is a skirt, or a sequin becomes a mermaid’s scale. I love the line between reality and fantasy, and I strive to make each sculpture look like it can come alive! Every piece is an exciting adventure and I never stop learning from them. I hope you enjoy my journey.