I first came to know of Lesley Polinko through a challenge sponsored by Van Aken (makers of my clay). It was all about boxes, polymer clay boxes and she was a late addition. As I said, I didn't know about Lesley - it was Connie Donaldson (fellow CraftEdu faculty member) who suggested I invite her.
Boy, am I glad I did. Lesley's box was a woodland celebration. Fairies (or is it "faeries"?) and smiling mushrooms scampered around its exterior. The inside was like being inside a mushroom and the lid was a white spotted mushroom cap in whose center lay a sleeping baby fairy. Wow! All of us were very taken with its charm and its technical excellence. The vote came in and Lesley's entry was the Grand Prize winner.
Over the years, I did become much more familiar with the considerable talents of Miss Lesley Polinko. It's enough to make me want to give fairies and dragons and mermaids a try. In her hands, they spring to life - they are alive - taking us to places full of mystery and adventure.
Watch at her Gallery presentation and let the adventures begin!