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“Tick Tock goes the Summit clock! I am hard at work on my presentation for the attendees and making sure to balance it with some self-care time too! I am so very excited to be joining the Summit team this year and thoroughly honored to be presenting with the other extremely talented presenters. I hope to see you at the Soiree on the evening of the 4th so I can get to know you a little before the presentations begin on the 5th. See you soon!”

Denise fitzsimmons


Denise Fitzsimmons

My love of crafts started in childhood. My mother was a knitter, crocheter, and fabric artist, often recognized for her innovative uses of the knitting machine, and I spent my spare time creating with her. I attribute my imagination, talent, and innovative drive to my mother. I have lived in Connecticut most of my life. 

My journey began with beading and moved on to wire work, enameling, mixed media, and finally, polymer clay. I am now a polymer clay mixed media artist. I unite wire, mesh, fiber, beads, paint, powders, found objects, paper, and more with polymer clay. My interests in wire and mesh with the medium allow me to discover new possibilities in polymer clay.

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  • International Polymer Clay Association
  • Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild
Online Presence

Denise’s Presentation

I’m Totally Wired!

In this presentation, you will learn how to incorporate wire and wire mesh with polymer clay in what I hope are new and exciting ways. My vision is one where the wire mesh and the wire, which are typically used for the structure of a piece, or what I like to call the “endoskeleton”, become part of the “exoskeleton” of the piece so that polymer clay and other media work seamlessly together.

Denise’s presentation will be live and a recording will be available to all attendees soon after the Summit ends on August 6, 2023.

Registration for PAS is open through July with a finite number of spaces available.

Examples of Denise’s Work

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