Klew’s Gallery

After I had a dream vision to create a brooch series so I went in search of the material to use. I had recalled a white modelling clay-“Sculpey” my sister used while working for Disney Imagineering back in the 70’s to create their prototypes. After arriving at the craft store and requesting this material I was directed to their “FIMO” area, to my surprise it now came in colors! Although there were no publications on the product other than a leaflet, I spent my last $20 and off I went.  Imagine trying to make a checkerboard pattern using the garlic press-YIKES!
      That was the mid 80’s and Life has not been the same since. The clay and I soon developed a rapport and by the end of the next sixth months through discovery I thought I’d re-invented the wheel when I figured out that the design reduces within the “cane” through manipulation!
About a year into it I attended a hugh Craft Convention called HIA where I met Marie Segal and as I watched with amazement how Marie manipulated this medium I was no longer afraid to grab hold of my future.
Although my clay choices have changed throughout the years today I still have many brands from all those years of practice and beta testing so of course I mix them toghether and call it good! I teach using Premo brand.


435 West J Street
exit 149 off SR 58
Tehachapi, CA


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Normal Hours:Closed Tuesdays
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri. 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5, Sunday 12-3
(4:30 after Dec 25th thru Daylight savings time)
Holidays observed, New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Days between Christmas & New Years as well as the eves before those two holidays we will close @ 3pm each day.



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