Colleen Williams' Profile

About

I first began making jewelry while apprenticing in an architectural office, after college. I was living in the home of a friend whose mother was trying to restart her pottery business. Each day after work, I would go in her garage studio and play around with the clay and do what I knew best to do—making marks in the clay with notation-like symbols, much like that of a floor plan on a blueprint.

That was a long time ago, though with each successive year, my creations became more patterned and the motifs were more tightly arranged. I began wholesaling my jewelry in American Craft Council and the Rosen Group events for a couple of years until I realized that the large volume of orders was too difficult for one artist to produce such a labor intensive product. Instead, I concentrated on juried art festivals that combined my love of travel and afforded me the ability to create truly one-of-a-…

Read more

  • Female
  • Born on May 11
  • Joined January 7, 2009

Favorite materials

Clay, fabric, paint

Shop

LocalTexture
Textural, Patterned, Porcelain Jewelry &...

About

I first began making jewelry while apprenticing in an architectural office, after college. I was living in the home of a friend whose mother was trying to restart her pottery business. Each day after work, I would go in her garage studio and play around with the clay and do what I knew best to do—making marks in the clay with notation-like symbols, much like that of a floor plan on a blueprint.

That was a long time ago, though with each successive year, my creations became more patterned and the motifs were more tightly arranged. I began wholesaling my jewelry in American Craft Council and the Rosen Group events for a couple of years until I realized that the large volume of orders was too difficult for one artist to produce such a labor intensive product. Instead, I concentrated on juried art festivals that combined my love of travel and afforded me the ability to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces without the pressure of replication.

Currently, I maintain a studio at the Chattanooga WorkSpace where I happily create my jewelry and clay work and continue to exhibit at galleries and art festivals throughout the USA.

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?