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I have been crafting and sewing for more than 35 year. Over the years I made many of the gifts I gave, both to save money and out of the enjoyment I got from creating. My father who died when I was young was very creative and could fix everything. I guess those traits were imbued in me since I love to make and repair things.
About 15 years ago my family started vacationing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and soon purchased a cottage on the beach. We love to take long walks along the ocean edge picking up pieces of smooth, worn beach glass or beach gems and shells. A few years ago when my son decided to get married on the beach in front of our cottage I made a wineglass charm for each guest out of pieces of beach glass, then I started to make earrings for family and friends. They were so well received that I began donating them for my garden club fundraisers and selling them. I have practiced and perfected…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 19
  • Joined October 10, 2009

Favorite materials

stoneware clay, found beach glass, sterling silver, wood, yarns, handmade beads

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I have been crafting and sewing for more than 35 year. Over the years I made many of the gifts I gave, both to save money and out of the enjoyment I got from creating. My father who died when I was young was very creative and could fix everything. I guess those traits were imbued in me since I love to make and repair things.
About 15 years ago my family started vacationing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and soon purchased a cottage on the beach. We love to take long walks along the ocean edge picking up pieces of smooth, worn beach glass or beach gems and shells. A few years ago when my son decided to get married on the beach in front of our cottage I made a wineglass charm for each guest out of pieces of beach glass, then I started to make earrings for family and friends. They were so well received that I began donating them for my garden club fundraisers and selling them. I have practiced and perfected my technique and now use sterling silver and 14 Kt gold filled wires and findings. Last summer my jewelry was sold at 234 Water, a store on Block Island, RI.
I took my first pottery course in the early 1970's at a cooperative in Cambridge. I fell in love with the feel of clay and the wheel throwing process. Over the years I took more classes as time and location allowed, but had not 'throw' in about 20 years when we moved back to Massachusetts and found that my summer neighbor, an artist, had all the equipment to set up a pottery studio in her barn. We have since been enjoying creating stoneware and encouraging each others creativity during the summers (the barn is not heated!) We formulate our own glazes which we try to keep natural looking and experiment with hand building. Since I love to compete in artistic designs in flower shows I have been specializing in unusual and modern design vases.
I hope you find something to love among my creations!

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