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Gloria has been making jewelry for over thirty years, primarily in the medium of polymer clay. Inspired by color, travel, traditional techniques and new media, her work is simultaneously wearable and exuberant. Gloria’s jewelry has been featured in two books, polymer Clay Color Inspirations by Lindy Haunani, and The Complete Book of Polymer Clay by Lisa Pavelka. Gloria is also, frequently featured on blogs, spotlighting innovative polymer clay artists, like polymer clay daily.


These bright floral forms were inspired by the work of the master glass artist Dale Chihuly and are among my foundational works. I was also inspired by the Yoruba Peoples who believe that the more bright colors you wear the more positive energy you put into the universe. I employ the use of primal forms in an effort to continue my work to spread joy and fulfill my obligation to heal the world.



Gloria Askin

Born in Chicago IL, lives and works in Baltimore Maryland.



1961 Towson University, Bachelor of Science and Education

1960 Independent study program with Donald Coale and Glady's Goldstein

1988 -current Continuing studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, Corcoran School of Arts and Design George Washington, Washington DC

2016- Solar Plate Etching study program at Sol Print Studio's, Baltimore MD

Selected Print Exhibitions


2016    The 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, Hong Kong, England and United states invitational Traveling Show

            Toast to the Future, Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD

2015    Intaglio, Robert Blackburn Gallery, New York NY; Museum Blue, St. Louis MI

           Juried Members Exhibition, Pyramid Atlantic, Washington DC

           To the MAX, Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD

           Under the Sun – Juried Exhibition – Hillyer Gallery, Washington, DC

2014   Emergence Artists to Watch 2014, Gallerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD

2012   First Impressions, Sol Print Studios, Baltimore MD

           Song of the Land, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles CA

2011   Playing with Fire, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac AZ

           Sanctuary’s in Time, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles CA

2010   21st National Drawing and Competitive Print Exhibition, Gormley Gallery,  

                        Baltimore MD

           Song of the Land, Jewish Womens Artists Network, Chicago IL

2008   Je Ne Sais Quoi, Sub-Basement Gallery, Baltimore MD

           Washington Print Association Annual Print show, Pyramid Atlantic, Rockville MD

            Sub Basement Gallery, Baltimore MD

2007   Group Show, Pyramid Atlantic Gallery, Rockville MD

Selected Jewelry Exhibitions

2015   Body and Soul, Gallery Myrtis, Baltimore MD

2014   Body and Soul, Gallery Myrtis, Baltimore MD

2013   Body and Soul, Gallery Myrtis, Baltimore MD

2010   Synergy 2: Exploring Connections, International Polymer Clay Association, Baltimore MD

2005   Facere Gallery, Seattle WA

2003   Dolls, OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore MD

2002   Show Us Your Underwear, OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore MD

2000   Group Show a Polymer Clay Exhibition, Clay Works Gallery, Baltimore MD


Honors and Publications

Jewish Women Artists Network, Song of the Land, 2012

The Complete Book of Polymer Clay, Lisa Pavelka, 2009

Polymer Clay Color Inspiration, Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio, 2009

Artist of the Month, Walters Art Museum Baltimore MD, 2005

Public Display's

Gormley Gallery Collection

Baltimore Museum of Art, Gift Shop

American Visionary Art Museum, Gift Shop

Lireille Gallery, Oakland CA

For 30 years I was a travel agent and travel writer, widely published in Travel Industry magazines both in print and digital media. Since the late 1990's, I have returned to art and making one-of-a-kind art jewelry using Polymer clay and Precious Metal Clay as my primary media. I have also studied the art of Solar Plate Etching with Soledad Salamé at Sol Print Studios. Many of them are for purchase on my website. I am currently working with mixed media as well as continuing my work with polymer clay. I am now also doing mixed media works on paper.


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