When you gift a PinchPal™, your message is…
“I’ve got your back.”
Bonnie Fitzgerald, creator of PinchPals™, has been a full-time working artist most of her adult life. Sculpture and filmmaking were early loves. Teaching art while helping others connect with their creativity through community and kindness continues to be her driving purpose.
PinchPals™ have traveled to many lands over the years. They reside in several foreign countries and throughout the United States. PinchPals™ sculptures are made from red clay and kiln fired, other “skin tones” appear in various art-works.
Bonnie Fitzgerald is the owner and of Maverick Mosaics, LLC. For nearly 20 years Maverick Mosaics has been creating beautiful art and unique learning experience. Bonnie has authored 2 best selling books about creating mosaic art. Along with her husband Ken they lead international art-filled tours. Bonnie teaches art extensively, including on-going classes for the Smithsonian Institution’s Studio Arts Department in Washington, DC.
Prior to 2018, PinchPals™ were called “Clones.” Some of you reading this may recall “Clones Care”. The strong resemblance to each other made Clones an obvious namesake, but there can be a negative vibe to the word Clones. The PinchPals™ name was coined by Elisa Fleener. Ms. Fleener is a screen writer, film maker and artist. PinchPals™ were originally created as characters for an animated film.