We sat down with Whimsical artist Ginnie Parrish to learn more about her colorful clay art.
How long have you been creating?
I have been doing art as long as I could hold a crayon or pencil. I have been creating with polymer clay specifically for 24 years.
Having majored in studio art in college, I explored lots of different mediums, but in 1995 I took a polymer clay class from the town of Cary, and coincidentally my mother bought me a book on polymer clay because she thought I would like it. I got hooked and haven’t looked back!
What do you love about Whimsical Women, or a favorite memory from a past show?
I always loved the Whimsical Women show for its uniqueness – I will never forget when my daughter and I first attended the show before participating. It seemed we were in the middle of nowhere when we arrived at Luli’s farm, and cars were parked all over and there were crowds of people enjoying art, food, music, and the great outdoors! We were blown away! We especially loved visiting the llamas!
How can folks find your beautiful, unique pieces?
I currently sell my work at the Cary Gallery of Artists, NC Crafts Gallery in Carrboro, and NOFO in Raleigh. I also do quite a few arts and crafts shows and they are listed on my website, www.bluefrogclay.com.