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Hi, thank you so much for taking a look at my Etsy shop. I will apologize ahead of time for the rather long winded bio.

My name is Deb. I live with my sweet and oh-so-lovable dog Andie- in a house that is 6,000 + feet above sea level, in one of the most beautiful cities in Colorado- Colorado Springs. I recently moved to Colorado Springs from Denver where I lived for the last 28 years so that I could live closer to my Dad. I am lucky! I can look out my studio window and see the magnificent and inspiring Pikes Peak everyday-well unless it’s snowing.

For most of my adult life, I have been a workaholic, working in the “Corporate World”.
I am now re-formed! I left the corporate world several years ago to finally follow my dreams.

I love to laugh. . .I love animals. . .I love nature…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 25
  • Joined November 6, 2007

Favorite materials

Silver, Copper, Bronze, Gemstones, Art Glass, Leather, Crystals

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About

Hi, thank you so much for taking a look at my Etsy shop. I will apologize ahead of time for the rather long winded bio.

My name is Deb. I live with my sweet and oh-so-lovable dog Andie- in a house that is 6,000 + feet above sea level, in one of the most beautiful cities in Colorado- Colorado Springs. I recently moved to Colorado Springs from Denver where I lived for the last 28 years so that I could live closer to my Dad. I am lucky! I can look out my studio window and see the magnificent and inspiring Pikes Peak everyday-well unless it’s snowing.

For most of my adult life, I have been a workaholic, working in the “Corporate World”.
I am now re-formed! I left the corporate world several years ago to finally follow my dreams.

I love to laugh. . .I love animals. . .I love nature. . .I love to travel. . .I love my friends and family. . . I have a very eclectic taste in art and music. . .And I have an obsession with color, textures, patterns and metal clay. . .


My obsession with color began when I touched my very first crayon at the age of 4. Oh the joy! And when I received my first box of 64 colors- well let’s just say I was mesmerized. I knew I had found my calling as an artist when my first toothpick sculpture (I was in the 5th grade) received numerous accolades from the teacher. It’s too bad that I cannot draw even the most simplest of stick figures, I can’t paint a portrait (believe me I tried), and I can’t knit or do needle point (well I probably could but I am not interested). However, I have always loved working with my hands. I just needed to find a medium that would allow my creativity to flourish. That medium was clay.

I began making porcelain jewelry many years ago as a hobby and as a way to un-wind from everyday stresses. The hobby eventually turned into an additional revenue stream. Even so, my focus and priority was still my real job. As time went on I found that I had less and less time to pursue my artistic endeavors and my little hobby eventually went by the wayside. Finally, I decided that there was more to life than just working yourself to death for someone else and I left the corporate world. Can’t say I miss it, well ok, I admit that I miss the paycheck- but that’s the only thing!

Not long after I left my job, I decided to make a little trip to Barnes and Nobel to peruse the books in the art and hobby section. That was the day my life changed . . . that was the day I found my first book on Metal Clay. My experience in working with porcelain clay was just a stepping stone to working with the medium that brings me joy- metal clay.

Everyday is a new learning experience! I look forward to each day! I hope to push a few boundaries. I hope to gain more metal-smithing knowledge/experience and incorporate it with my metal clay designs. I hope to create unique, beautiful, wearable art!

Thank you again! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments- Deb

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