Annie's Arc, LLC is a small family business

in Holland, Michigan.  Annie is the artist

who designs and creates the miniature

sculptures from polymer clay.  She also has 

developed kits and educational materials

to teach her art form.


As an offshoot, husband Phil has created an

innovative magnetic cutlery holder.  The 

design uses rare earth magnets embedded in

a hardwood board.  It is available in a 

variety of colored stains.

 Nature was my Other Mother and the trees, rocks and animals, my siblings. From this relationship grew a desire for all beings on this blue-green orb to be at peace. As I have journeyed through life, this desire has in turn grown.

And now as a grandmother the desire is even greater. Out of this desire a hope arose that the One Who Created All Things is benevolent beyond all comprehension; that the paradox of the dark side is not a paradox at all, but a mystery that will someday be answered for all of us.

Forming animals of clay is a profoundly spiritual experience for me. Getting a little feel, how God must feel. As I form each animal, a bit of my soul enters that animal, and in turn a bit of the animals soul enters mine.

As a youngster, the only medium at my disposal was modeling clay. Soft and pliable but unpreservable. My hands and soul had to wait twenty-five years for the invention of polymer clay which freed my hands to now bring forth, like children, the offspring of my soul.

The polymer clay I use is man-made. The objects I form are God-made. And my artistic endeavor is a reflection of my reconciliation with man-made products to reproduce natural forms. I have learned to do things with this clay that cannot be done with natural clay, which allows my hands to reproduce Nature in brand new ways.

It is my hope that the creations of my hand and soul will impart a bit of peace to you as they have to me.