Diana Ptaszynski

Powered by the magic of all things containing sugar, Diana spends her day making beads out of porcelain and stoneware.  She also enjoys needle-felting, bead embroidery and metalsmithing. A Jersey girl at heart, Diana now resides in Rochester, NY with her husband and three cat children.  You can find Diana in her studio at Made On State, spreading the bead love at Let's Bead in East Rochester or all dressed up at a cosplay event! 

Exploring Rochester: The Art of South Wedge

Since I moved to Rochester back in July, I've been exploring and trying to get to know the city I now call home, a little bit better.  Sure it's cold here in the winter (brrrr) but the abundant art makes you…
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Whimsical Clay Kitties: Part 2

Last month, I wrote a post about the new clay kitty charms I was making.  I wasn't able to show the entire process though because I'd been waiting for my new kiln to arrive.  Well, the kiln is finally here and…
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Whimsical Clay Kitties

One of the things I wanted to accomplish with the new studio was creating all new work.  I don't plan on abandoning all my old designs but I really wanted to go someplace new and try more techniques than I have in…
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A New Year, A New Studio

Long story short, but I've been without a proper studio since moving to New York back in July.  That has all finally changed.  Back in November, I went to look at available spaces at MADE ON STATE.  MADE ON STATE is a renovated…
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