Polymer Clay Wonders and Artwork by Rachel Tirosh

rachel-tvFor many years I was a design engineer engaged in the roller coaster of the high tech industry. I have decided to take some time off and rediscovered my artistic side. I’m a self taught artist. I have experimented with a variety of arts like Painting, Collage, Paper-Mache, Polymer-Clay, Mosaic, Clay-print and computer digital design. I became addicted to working with polymer clay. With simple home tools I create wonderful, colorful designs. I take my inspiration from things I see all around. Each of my designs is unique and one of a kind.

Abstract painting is my other passion. I start by building texture with a variety of materials on a canvas. Then, I keep adding layers of colors until I see the right composition. I use a lot of water with pigment. The water can reach all the small cracks to enhance the texture and the colors underneath.

Discovering my artistic side emerged from my need to diversify my life and spend more time with my family. I took my passion for craft to the next level and got recognition as an artist. I have started a home business to become my own boss where I can dedicate time to create. I see art as a lifelong learning experience.

Professional Affiliations

Career and Education

1986 – 1990 B.Sc in Education (Electronic Technology), Technion, IsraelInstitute of Technology
1996 Certificate in Project Management and VLSI Design UC Santa Cruz Extension
1990 – 2004 Hardware Design Engineer. Compression Labs, General Instruments and Divicom/Harmonic
2005 – Present Self employed artist
2005 – 09 Business, Color, Design and photography classes at De-Anza College Cupertino, CA
2006 – 07 Art classes at the Palo Alto Art center,Palo Alto, CA
2011 – Present Painting under Stella Zahng, Palo Alto, CA

Personal

Married with two children. Residing and creating in Sunnyvale, California