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Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg
Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg is thrilled to be celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the fateful day in 1991 when she first picked up a chunk of polymer clay. It has been an amazing journey from those first days spent making simple beads and figurines to the award winning art jewelry and busy teaching career that she is known for today.

Lynne Ann’s artwork is admired and respected around the world. Her pieces have been published in several books and magazines including Bead & Button, Step By Step Beads, and American Style. She is currently working on the first installment of her column called “Caning Corner” which will be a regular feature in Bead Unique magazine.

Lynne Ann’s art jewelry pieces have won a great number of awards including Best in Competition in the Bead Arts Awards, Best in Show in the National Polymer Clay Guild’s Progress and Possibilities exhibition, the Grand Prize in Rings&Things’ Your Designs Rock contest. She is also the only three time First Place winner in the polymer clay category of Bead Dreams sponsored by Bead & Button Magazine.

Although Lynne Ann enjoys creating her pieces, her true passion is teaching. She prides herself on making the medium accessible to all skill levels with tips and tricks that she's discovered over her lifetime working with clay. Lynne Ann has been known to stay for hours after class, showing students more intricate applications for the techniques they learned, problem solving, and talking shop. She has taught classes throughout the United States as well as in Israel, and on the Polymer Paradise Cruise in 2008. Her comment book is filled with glowing recommendations from students of all levels. Even polymer clay pioneer Kathleen Dustin has taken a workshop with Lynne Ann, stating that, “Lynne is an excellent teacher and explains her caning techniques clearly ... and is so encouraging. I had a terrific time in her class!”

Lynne Ann has filmed four instructional DVDs and hopes to start doing online classes in 2011. She sells her work in classes, galleries, at bead shows and through her website:


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