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Way back in the late sixties when I was in high school - at The Putney School in Putney, VT - I was introduced to metalwork. Until then it had never occurred to me that I could take metal and make it do something at my bidding. It felt magical to me that I could make a ring that I could wear or a beautiful pendant that I could give as a gift. After Putney I continued for awhile to pursue other art media that I had learned there like printmaking and a little painting, but I did not have a place where I could do metalwork.

Eventually I married and had children and all my creative impulses and energy went into my family.
But once my kids grew up I began to reclaim the artist within. I worked with fiber and did some writing. While taking a class in Art Dollmaking at the John C. Campbell Folk School - a fabulous creative utopia in North Carolina - I was drawn to…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 14
  • Joined December 6, 2006

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Silver, PMC, Bronze Clay, Polymer Clay, Beads

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About

Way back in the late sixties when I was in high school - at The Putney School in Putney, VT - I was introduced to metalwork. Until then it had never occurred to me that I could take metal and make it do something at my bidding. It felt magical to me that I could make a ring that I could wear or a beautiful pendant that I could give as a gift. After Putney I continued for awhile to pursue other art media that I had learned there like printmaking and a little painting, but I did not have a place where I could do metalwork.

Eventually I married and had children and all my creative impulses and energy went into my family.
But once my kids grew up I began to reclaim the artist within. I worked with fiber and did some writing. While taking a class in Art Dollmaking at the John C. Campbell Folk School - a fabulous creative utopia in North Carolina - I was drawn to the work being done in a jewelry class that was going on at the same time. I decided that it was time to revisit metalwork.

In 2007 I started studying with Kerstin Nichols at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. I have also studies PMC, Bronze clay and polymer clay with Celie Fago of Bethel, VT. I credit both of these extraordinary women with sending me on my current artistic journey.

I work in fabricated silver, silver clay, bronze clay, polymer clay and beads. My work often combines more than one material. I'm interested in contrast and texture. The textures in my work are my own original designs.

I just opened my Etsy shop and started selling my work in Dec. 2008. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my work!

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