The art of my jewelry and wall pieces is a collage of texture, color and shape using silk, porcelain clay, felt, velvet, metal, thread, beads, and wire. Most pieces begin with a scrap of an antique kimono and then the piece grows intuitively with porcelain beads that I’ve formed and fired, and other materials using lots of techniques. Crocheted wire and thread often shows up as does felted and embroidered beads, I love machine stitching on silk and felt and use it sometimes. Each piece is unique and intricate. I think my favorite thing, though, is making porcelain beads and just stringing them on a cord I make.
Rural Michigan was my home growing up, rural Vt as an adult, and living so close to the earth, and all of the beauty that it produces, gave strong roots to my development as an artist. Stitching and weaving was a pastime at a very early age and it led me into a broader study of fiberarts as time went on. Clay fascinated me and led me to study Japanese textiles and ceramics as a young adult. All of this along with my vivid imagination has brought me to the work I enjoy today.
1. Shipping and insurance is included in the price. 2. 10% off total price if earrings and necklace are purchased as a set. 3. 10% off when 3 or more earrings are purchased.
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