Dayle Doroshow is a Mixed media/ Polymer clay artist and owner of design studio Zingaro, stamp of distinction in California.

She trained in traditional ceramics at Riverside Bell Tower Pottery program and the Columbia University Extension program in New York City and sold her pottery in Greenwich Village shops.

Her jewelry, home decor, ethnic figures and handcrafted books can be seen at art shows and galleries on the West Coast. Dayle enjoys teaching and sharing her techniques in workshops across the United States and in France.

1991-present Artist/owner of Zingaro, stamp of distinction
2012 Work acquired and shown at Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA
2003 Third prize winner in Gleaming Treasures, Embellishments Show, Chicago
2000-2004 First prize and third prize winner in National Juried Polymer Clay show at Gallery Five, Florida
2000 Third prize winner at Embellishments National Jewelry Show, Portland, OR
2000 Merit Award winner at Millennium Material Exhibition, Chicago, IL
1999 Fourth prize winner in National Juried Polymer Clay show at Gallery Five, Florida
1986-1991 Studied Ceramic Art at the Riverside Art School and Columbia University Teacher’s College
Sold in The Mad Monk Pottery Shop and various studio sales in NYC
Present La Cascade Artist Center, France
National Polymer Clay Conference Synergy – Seminar Creative Sparks
Center for Book Arts, NYC
San Francisco Center for the Book
John C. Campbell Folk School
Polymer Clay Guilds:
NYC, Dallas, Detroit, Potomac,Tucson, Montreal, Toronto, San Diego, NJ, Chicago, Colorado
2000 – 2007 Bead Expo, Santa Fe, NM
2004 Santa Fe International Figurative Art Exposition
2000-2002 International Lettering Arts Conference
2001- 20012 Artfest, Port Townsend WA
2007 Los Angeles Wearable Arts Group
2006 University of Utah Book Arts Program
2002 Artwerx, Vancouver Canada
2002 WeFolk of Cloth, Baltimore MD
2001- 2005 Oregon Book Arts Guild Biennial Conference
Washington DC Society of Scribes, Pacific Scribes,
Chicago, LA and Orange County Calligraphers Guild
2000 Beyond the Surface Fiber Conference, CA
2001 & 2003 Ravensdale Polymer Clay Conference, Seattle, WA
2000 – 2005 Art Continuum, Cleveland, Ohio
2004 Journals of Discovery – Centennial Lewis and Clark Exposition, St. Louis
2004 Alphabets in the Arts, The Ice House Gallery
Artful Sentiments, Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Oregon
Flag Books, Oregon Book Arts Guild, Portland
May 2003 Baltimore Clayworks
2000, 2001, 2002 Faculty Exhibition, 20th, 21st and 22nd International Lettering Arts conferences
September 2002 Undiscovered Worlds, North Coast Artists Gallery Exhibition
2002 Teachers as Artists, San Francisco Center for the Book
2001 Unfolding the Cutting Edge, Portland, Oregon
2001 Explorations in Polymer Clay, Virginia
2000 Incredible Clay: Feats of Polymer, Arizona
2000 Millennium Material Invitational Exhibition, Chicago, IL
1999, 2000, 2003 Embellishments Gleaming Treasure, Portland, Oregon, prize winner
1999, 2000, 2001 Gallery Five Invitational Show, Florida, prize winner
1999 RSVP: Invitations for all Reasons, San Francisco
1998 Moving Forward, 2nd National Juried Polymer Clay Exhibition – Strathmore Hall Bethesda, MD
2008 500 Handmade Books, Lark books
2006 Somerset Gallery Six, Featured Artist
2006 Beyond Paper Dolls, Featured Artist
Spring 2005 Artist Profile : Polymer Cafe Magazine
Altered Art, Lark Books, Featured Artist
400 Polymer Clay Designs, Lark Books
Polymer, the Chameleon Clay, Krause Publication, Featured Artist
Autumn 2003 Art Doll Quarterly, Featured Artist
Polaroid Manipulations, AmPhoto Books, Gallery Portfolio Artist
Creative Collage for Artists, Lark Books, Author and Featured Artist
Images in Clay, Design Originals, Author and Featured Artist
Polymer Clay: Exploring New Techniques and Materials, Rockport Books, Author and Featured Artist
Foundations in Polymer Clay Design, Krause Publications, Featured Artist
Polymer Clay: Creating Functional and Decorative Objects, Krause Publications, Featured Artist
Creative Stamping in Polymer Clay, Northlight Books – Featured Artist
The Art and Craft of Handmade Books, Lark Books, Featured Artist
2000, 2001 Featured Artist in Polymer Clay Calendars

fiberflowers_vertical.jpgArtist Statement

I have always been intrigued and excited by the mystery of ancient cultures. Dreams of archaeological ruins and travels to far off places have influenced my artwork from the time of my studies in traditional ceramics in New York City. Upon discovering polymer clay in 1994, I’ve enjoyed creating and learning new techniques with a pioneering medium while still reflecting my passion for the magic of past civilizations and their artisans.

My women’s and men’s wearable art and home decor is handcrafted of polymer clay and many pieces are inspired by unique, rare and exquisite stamps from over eighty countries around the world. These inspirational postage stamps are chosen for their artistry and historical significance and many are over forty years old from countries no longer in existence. These humble seals that convey our messages around the world are miniature masterpieces celebrating romantic destinations and historic places, traditional folkways, the humor of humanity and the beauty of nature.

I create each piece from hand-mixed colored clays and using a variety of techniques including carving, etching, the intricate Venetian Millefiore cane work and imitative techniques to create ivory, amber. jade and turquoise. Most pieces feature the inspirational stamp as part of or hidden in the design. Pieces include:

  • Treasure Box Pendants with a 5″x7″ display
  • Miniature Books that can be worn as pins
  • Wall Vases that hold fresh flowers or dried arrangements
  • Ancient Etched Pins
  • Art masterpiece Necklaces
  • Imitative ivory Switch plate Covers
  • Full-size clay Journals
  • Ethnic Figurines
  • Boxes

The inspirations of the past ignite my imagination to create art in the 20th and 21st centuries. I enjoy sharing my love of creating with clay techniques and teach many workshops across the country and in France. Workshops range from one day to five days and are usually focused on a theme or series of clay techniques. Please contact me for information about my artwork and my current teaching schedule.

Dayle Doroshow
250 Rosery Road NW #324
Largo FL 33770

8 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Dayle,

    My mom and I spent several years attending Bay Area art & wine festivals, happily buying your gorgeous postage stamp jewelry. I also own 1 piece of wearable art in polymer clay that’s beautiful (it opens like a little greeting card with a stamp from San Marino involved).

    My question is this: have you completely stopped producing the postage stamp jewelry?


  2. Doyle. Hello! I love that you hung your polymer ‘charms’ and hung them beautifully. Great idea! I hope you are well…xoxoxoJane

  3. Hi Dayle,
    I just had to write you. I just saw that you either have a DVD or a new book out on the Cloth, Paper, Scissors email I just read. Wow,,,,you have come so far. I’m thrilled that you are so committed to your art. Now,,,,,,what’s this about your new address? Largo Florida (as in the Keyes)? At least you’re closer to me living in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Are you doing any kind of teaching around me , or in Florida? I want to read more about you so, I’ll keep this short, but if you have any time, I’d love to from you. I’m almost 80!!!!!!!!, older, wiser, better, and glad to be vertical, plus still creating what I want to create. Hugs,

  4. HI Dayle
    I have a question I in your workshop on DVD. You mention transfer of clip art to clay, using an inkjet printer. I printed two clip art and placed them on a white clay and as shown. set them overnight and in the morning gently removed and there was no transfer What did I do wrong?

    Thank You

    1. Hi Earl, thanks for contacting me. I mentioned using a photocopier that uses dry carbon toner- the kind of photocopy machine that use to be the norm. I’m sorry but inkjet won’t work at all. If you email me I’ll explain further! Dayle

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