One of the artists I would DEARLY love to grow up to be in the clay world is Sarajane Helm. More than just fabulous work she does different work and seems to delight in experimenting with her clay. Despite being the author of several books she’s been very approachable online.
Judith Skinner(of the essential Skinner Blend technique) and her have just launched their book Adapting Quilt Patterns to Polymer Clay. Sarajane has a promotional powerpoint slideshow on her site with a nice musical score by her husband. The sideshow itself doesn’t work well for me – seems to be restricted to more recent versions of IE – but I was able to beg for another version that did work. Cynthia Tinapple also has some photos in a post to her blog.