Heart's Work Studios

Heart's Work Studios


“Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life” Pablo Picasso

In a world where life can be complicated and messy, artisan Wendy Pobanz uses form, color and texture to create jewelry and mixed media art that lifts the spirit. Her world is one of simple forms and contemporary colors crafted into uncomplicated art pieces that delight the senses and hopefully, the soul. Born and raised in a suburb of Buffalo, New York, Wendy studied a variety of traditional fine crafts in high school, which resulted in a life-long love of things made by hand. Wendy has worked in ceramics and pottery, metalsmithing, enameling, block printing, batik, and much more. She further refined her design skills by studying interior design at Villa Maria College in Buffalo.

Polymer clay, a sculptable material based on the polymer, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), is now the basis of Wendy’s work. Mixing colors, shaping the clay, embellishing the surface, and finally designing each piece “washes away the dust of everyday life…” for Wendy. Her hope is that owning her art or jewelry will do the same for you.