About the Designer - Gail Ritchey

Welcome to Cottage Fever. I began my designing career by getting a contract with Lilliput Lane to do cross stitch adaptations of their wonderful cottages. There are 7 leaflets in the series that includes patterns for 14 cottages. Next came the PenDelfin leaflet. I also have an adaptation of Sherry Masters wonderful watermill painting and three other patterns.

I am a member of the Society of Craft Designers and the Polymer Clay Guild. I discovered polymer clay at a Society of Craft Designers Seminar and fell in love with the wonderful medium. What can be done in months doing cross stitch can be done in hours or just days in polymer clay.

I am the grand prize winner, professional division, of the FIMO's Jetting to Germany contest. My husband and I and another couple spend a fantastic week in Germany, getting to know the wonderful people at Eberhard Faber and seeing some of the beautiful country of Germany.

I have an 128 page book published, 'Making Miniature Villages in Polymer Clay' and many designs that appear in some of the major craft magazines. I teach classes on polymer clay and have taped two shows for the Carol Duvall Show.

Some of the designs I have published in craft magazines are shown below.

 

Published Designs

Carol Duvall Show

 

 Stitchery Box

As shown on the Carol Duvall Show.

 

 Carol's Place

As shown on the Carol Duvall Show

Porcelin Vase

As shown on the Carol Duvall Show.

   

Arts & Crafts

Stitchery Coasters

October 2000

Arts & Crafts

Clay Ribbon Pin

February 2002

Arts & Crafts

Pen Set

June 2002

Arts & Crafts

 

Metallic pins

October 2002

Arts & Crafts

Mosaic Cat Scratching Post

February 2003

Arts & Crafts

Calla Lily Vase

April 2003

Arts & Crafts

Snowflake Pen

Christmas Crafts Preview 2003

Arts & Crafts

Faux Stained Glass Lamp

Christmas Crafts Preview 2003

Arts & Crafts

Clay Roses

Wedding Elegance 2004

Arts & Crafts

Name Plaque

Wedding Elegance 2004

Arts & Crafts

Grape wine charm and napkin set

Wedding Elegance 2004

Arts & Crafts

Halloween Window Cling

Halloween 2004

Arts & Crafts

Noodle Necklace

Beaded Embellishment 2004

Arts & Crafts

Creeping Ivy

Personal Pizzazz 2004

Arts & Crafts

Polymer Fun

Christmas Craft Preview 2004

Arts & Crafts

   

Expression Magazine

Jade Lamp

May 2002

Expression Art Magazine

Toned Vases

May 2003

Expression Art Magazine

Polymer 'Porcelain' Necklaces

March 2004

Expression Art Magazine

   

Craftworks / Create & Decorate

Mosaic Grapevine Tray

October 2002

Craftworks

Leaf Box

November 2002

Craftworks

Rusty Metal Ornaments

December 2002

Craftworks

Chatoyant Effect Leaf Votives

May 2003

Craftworks

The Gingerbreads

Crafting Christmas Ornaments 2004

Craftworks

Oak Leaves & Acorns

December 2003

Create & Decorate

Clay Creations

Ornaments ~ Winter 2004

Create & Decorate

Rusty Clay Pendant

February 2004

Create & Decorate

Bead Unique

Faux Puca Shell

BeadUnique #2 ~ Fall 2004

BeadUnique

   

Crafts

Swirled Clay Desk Accessories

February 2002

Crafts

Celtic Barrette

March 2002

Crafts

Clay Flower Pots

Garden 2002

Crafts

Mokume Gane Pendant

Jewelry 2003

Crafts

Painted Shell Pendant

Creative Jewelry 2004

Crafts

Punch Beads Choker

Creative Jewelry 2004

Crafts

Crafts 'n Things

Dancing Snowmen

Christmas Friends 2001

Crafts 'n Things

Christmas Tree

January 2002

Crafts 'n Things

Dogwood Heart Necklace

February 2001

Crafts 'n Things

Snowflake Necklace

November 2002

Crafts 'n Things

Ducky Night Light

February 2003

Crafts 'n Things

Iris Vase

May 2003

Crafts 'n Things

Glowing Celebration Flowers Votive

Spring 2003

Crafts 'n Things

Guest Book Pen

101 Bridal Ideas

Crafts 'n Things

Clay Bookmarks

Favorite Gifts for Christmas 2003

Crafts 'n Things

   

PolymerCafe Magazine 

Snowflake Ormaments

Winter 2002

PolymerCafe

Chatoyant Heart Box

Spring 2003

PolymerCafe

Inkjet Photo Transfers

Summer 2003

PolymerCafe

Art Deco Vases

Summer 2004

PolymerCafe

 

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Gail Ritchey
Cottage Fever
5500 Ford Crest Drive
Birmingham, AL 35242
205-991-6869
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