The phrase “Jack of All Trades and Master of None” describes my creative ventures in many ways. My grandmothers and mother were not what you would describe as creative but all were makers of some sort whether it be knitting, crocheting or sewing. I was taught all these skills at an early age.
Being schooled by catholic nuns we were never allowed to sit idle so always had to be doing something and this seems to carried through to my creative pursuits, although I cannot draw to save myself.
I am primarily working with Precious Metal Clay (PMC) or silver art clay, I love the possibilities it presents. It can be rolled, textured, moulded, folded with your bare hands no hammers or rolling mills involved. Due to these working properties it can add another dimension to pieces that have been created using traditional silversmithing techniques.
Over the years I have been an instructor in various arts and crafts, I began with leadlighting which leads to mosaics, which leads to fused glass and glass beads and on it goes. I am a compulsive workshop attendee as well. There’s nothing more satisfying than learning new skills or refreshing old skills in a room full of like minded people.