7 Things to Check Out at the Saline Spring Craft Show. #7: Linda Renner's Clay

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 03/09/2013 - 00:10

More than 150 vendors will sell homemade crafts and yummy concessions at the Saline Spring Craft Show, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 16, at Saline Middle School.

The annual event raises funds for Saline Community Education programming, local sports teams, as well as local agencies like Saline Area Social Service. Admission is $3.

Over the next few days, we'll showcase some of the best things to see and do at the Saline Craft Show. 

#7. Linda Renner's Clay


Linda Renner, of Fort Wayne, Ind., started crafting in 1981 when a co-worker brought to work a recipe for clay using white bread and glue. She started “playing around with it and making little figurines for my friends as gifts.” She progressed to salt dough ornaments and then to polymer clay. 

“What started as a fun hobby became a full-time profession in 1988,” Linda said. “I am blessed to have spent  my life doing something I love,” she continued. 

Her best sellers are fairies and fairy garden items but she also has a series of dated Christmas ornaments.

“Customers enjoy decorating their tree each year, and reflect back on each ornament,” Linda said, “and now their grown children are continuing the tradition.” 

Linda loves doing shows here in Saline as “they draw a great crowd and offer the highest quality of art and crafts. They are by far my favorite.”