STORE NEWS 12/7: ALL ORNAMENTS GO ON BACK-ORDER UNTIL AFTER CHRISTMAS STARTING SUNDAY 12/9. They will NOT ARRIVE BY CHRISTMAS UNLESS ORDERED BY 12/9***

MEET BERT & VIRGINIA

Roberta "Bert" - Mother and Sculpture Artist

 I’ve been so blessed over the years to be “called to clay" and work in this wonderful medium - polymer clay. I currently live in the beautiful southwest - Phoenix, Arizona. My whimsical style is unique and I concentrate solely on custom sculptures, ornaments, figurines and cake toppers. Bert's Clay Creations is licensed with Ornament Central where my line of Bert's Classics is available to wholesalers and sold all over the world.

I have had no formal art instruction, but have relied on my God-given gift and imagination, combined with observation and experimentation. Family life has had a profound influence and inspiration to my design work. Raising 6 children with my husband Eric has given me many opportunities to experience life at it's fullest! I look at clay as an opportunity to bring joy to others with a creation that is all their own. People ask me how did you stay sane raising six children and I say I had clay!

My little Virginia at Yankee Peddler Festival circa 1993 
 4 of our 6 children - Ryan, Erica, Virginia and "the boss" Dani!

Virginia - Photographer, Graphic Designer, Administrative Assistant

It all started 5 years ago when my mom (Roberta) became overwhelmed with orders and asked for my help. [Reluctantly] I helped package, ship, and do small tasks around the studio that season. Slowly, each year my part in the workspace became more and more important. Through high school, I became engrossed in graphic design and began suggesting ways my mom could create ornaments with these special graphics included. Little did I know then that these graphics would become such an integral part of our ornament collections! I hope you enjoy the personal touch we strive to give each and every one of our ornaments, as they are 100% unique to you!