While visiting my father and relatives in Springfield, MO, I visited the local bead store to see what beads needed to come home with me on the plane. A bead artist stopped by the store to check on inventory and somehow we started talking. Her name is Tracee Dock, and I was very impressed with the clay beads she makes. Don’t take my word for it, check out her web page.
Tracee makes a variety of clay items for jewelry and bead artists to incorporate in their work. She works in series- from whimsical to artsy.
I’m taking two items I purchased with me to work with while on my trip. Here is what I bought:
A wonderful variety to choose from, don’t you think? Here is the button and a pendant in a slightly larger format:
On a personal note, Tracee is married to Paul, and lives just outside of Springfield, MO. She is the proud parent of 2 daughters, now grown, and one beautiful grand-daughter, Allison.
The next time I visit my dad, I will arrange to meet Tracee for lunch and/or hopefully she will show me her kiln and studio set up! In the meatime, I hope you enjoyed meeting this artist and seeing her work!