It began simply enough, a college requirement was to take an art class. Walking into the clay studio I immediately knew it was where I belonged. Realizing the muck, the mud, could be modeled into anything, into any shape, I was hooked. My hands have...

Where to begin? “Pinched” from clay the PinchPals were created as characters for an animated film. At its crux it is a very simple idea: a way to express kindness, let someone know “you’ve got their back”, an easy way to re-connect with someone. The...