The Artist: Joan Cabarrus, JFCRN
Colorado artist Joan Cabarrus taught herself to sculpt while working as a geriatric/skilled nursing facility (SNF) nurse. She began sculpting in February 2018, when her husband gifted her a shoebox full of sculpting tools and polymer clay supplies for Valentine's Day. This gift sparked something in Joan, and she soon realized a new purpose as an artist: creating customized sculptures for those grieving the loss of a pet. Now, Joan uses her talents to encourage creativity, resourcefulness, and compassion towards animals through her sculpting tutorials as other creative products. She founded JFCRN Limited and created a sculpting product line, Doggo Bake Animal Sculptures. ("JFCRN" is derived from her initials and pays tribute to her time helping others as a registered nurse.)
Joan's video productions showcase a variety of sculpting processes and explorations and bridge the gap between sculpture and music, which she creates in her leisure time. You can find her videos, as well as new episodes of her weekly web show, the Doggo Bake Show, here or on YouTube.
Joan is a proud member of the Society of Animal Artists.