Volcano Art Center Featured Artists

Sizemore, Ginger

Originally from Colorado, Ginger Sizemore always wanted to be an artist. Her father was a wild life oil painter, her mother was blessed with many art and craft talents. When she was 6 years old, her father gave her a handful of seashells that he picked up in Hawaii while he was in the Navy. She started making jewelry right then and there.
Ginger moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1964. She opened a small 50’s gift shop in The International Marketplace in Waikiki, as well as a wholesale business which supplied many one-of-a kind fashion jewelry creations to many shops. After 16 years in the business, Ginger moved to the Big Island with all her beads and 200 exotic birds. Her ceramic jewelry business evolved into using other mediums, including polymer clay, which is primarily what she uses today, creating pieces that people will enjoy wearing and that show the beauty of Hawaii and its many wonders. She enjoys working with polymer clay because the colors are so beautiful and she can keep her one-of-a kind creations affordable for everyone.
Ginger‘s jewelry has been displayed in fine shops and galleries in Hawaii, in fashion shows, online, in newspapers, and featured in art books; “Decorating with Seashells” by Anita Louise Crane, “Beading for the First Time” by Ann Benson, and “The Beaded Object” by Mary Jo Hiney.