|Gera decided to study art full time in 1988 and attended Emily Carr until parenting responsibilities took priority. She soon discovered
that the Internet is populated with communities of artists willing to share ideas, techniques and encouragement so she was able to
continue self-directed studies from home. She was eventually led to polymer clay, which has proven to be the perfect foundation
medium for her mixed media approach.
A full time artisan since 1997, her work is in collections in Canada, USA, Europe, Australia and Japan. She has been involved in
juried shows including Sooke Fine Arts, Sidney Fine Arts and The International Polymer Clay Artists Association’s Progress and
Possibilities Exhibition in Baltimore as well as juried shows presented by the Island Artisans Association. She has developed a
series of polymer clay workshops which she has taught in BC and Ontario.
Gera belongs to The Crafts Council of British Columbia, The International Polymer Clay Artists Guild, The Vancouver Polymer Clay
Artists Guild, The Islands Artisans Association and The Oak Bay Community Artists Society.
|Gera has lived on the West Coast of Canada all her life. She
studied Education at Simon Fraser University and taught in West
Vancouver for ten years with a focus on art as a basis for an
She was the coordinator for art programs in the schools in which
she taught and was involved in elementary art contributions in
several district-wide conferences.