Creating wearable works of art is satisfying. Sometimes ideas just appear… maybe driving on the highway or somewhere in my dreams, maybe in the glint of a stone in sunlight, or the shimmering of a leaf. Sometimes the idea is complete; other times, I work, work, work at refining the design. The journey from idea to the actual completion is thrilling and sometimes frustrating, but always leads me to a level of satisfaction knowing that a small piece of my identity is enjoyed by another individual.
I took my first jewelry class at college… around 1969. I graduated with a minor in art, but pursued my further education and career in the social sciences. I didn’t return to art until 2002. It took me a year or so to find my artistic calling. I started studying jewelry primarily under Sue Sachs, taking classes and workshops at several craft centers like Snow Farm, the Newark Museum, Peters Valley, PA Craft Guild and Brookfield Craft Center. About two years ago, I took a weekend workshop with Stephanie Maddalena, a wonderful glass artist. With that I found the perfect artistic combination: metals and glass. I am now studying lampworking along with metals.
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