Clara Mae is a fourteen-year old jewelry artist out of Fort Worth, Texas. She partners up with her grandmother to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind resin jewelry. Her grandmother, Kathy Chilcoat-Hamlin, has this to say about their artistic endeavors:
"I am a registered interior designer for the state of Texas. I almost majored in art but changed my degree to interior design my sophomore year at Texas Tech. I have always dabbled in some type of creative art. I love to draw with charcoal and graphite pencils and did some watercolor paintings for a short time while in college. After I relocated to Weatherford in 2001 and established myself in my career, I started handmaking cards. I had a craft room full of colored paper, ink pads, stamp sets, ribbons, watercolor paint and glitter. It was a room that was supposed to be off limits to a toddler-aged Clara but she made a beeline to that room as soon as your back was turned and I would find her with spools of ribbon, ink pads and glitter everywhere. When she turned 6, she received her first paint set and several blank canvases, and the rest is history. Her visits to our house after that were full of painting, drawing and creating. We spent several years experimenting with different mediums but kept coming back to acrylic paint. Clara is actually the one who discovered the “flow art” technique that we use by watching videos on YouTube. We started creating canvases using the acrylic fluid paint technique in the fall of 2017 when Clara was 10. The run-off paint from the canvases dried into these unique, beautiful paint skins and after saving them for a few months, we discovered a way to make earrings and necklaces. The jewelry was a huge hit at local craft shows so we had to figure out ways to generate larger batches to keep up with demand. Through trial and error, we learned how to do controlled paint pours in trays which enabled us to handmake larger batches of jewelry. We now offer a full collection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings and have proudly displayed our jewelry at Cool Creek Art Gallery since 2019."