ABOUT THE ARTIST My Name is T’Nia Neal and I am a self-taught clay sculpting artist. I started creating at the early age of seven years old when I was diagnosed with a form of Autism called “Asperger’s Syndrome” Ironically my disability actually helped to enhance and broaden my creative side. I have since created hundreds of different types of GemZoan sculptures out of colored non hardening and oven baked polymer clay. All of my creations are originals designs from my imagination and no two are exactly alike. GemZoan is the word I chose because the word “Zoan” is from the Greek meaning of “animal” and each sculpture has a Gem. My collection called GemZoanWorld consists of 5 types of GemZoan Categories which are:
I). GemZoan (animal-like)
2). GemPhyloto (plant-like)
3). GemFungi (mushroom-like)
4). GemElemental (elements like water, fire, earth, etc.)
5). GemAuto (machine-like/artificial GemZoan)
You can visit my webpage at www.gemzoans.com to see my other works of Art as well as place orders for GemZoans. My vision for 2016 and beyond is to have my GemZoans manufactured into plastic figurines and marketed to toy companies and sold in stores around the world. I plan to donate a percentage of every sale to help with the research and cure for Autism as well as Children related diseases. Thanks again for supporting my business and life mission!