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Windsor, CT, United States

Quick Blurb

A self proclaimed creativity addict, I love all forms of creative expression and enjoy teaching & helping others to create.


precious metal clay, pottery, fiber, glass, metal fabrication, teaching, creativity addict, magic, dragons, mermaids, meditation, felting, mysticism, trees, rocks, ocean, mountains, glass casting,

Skills and Techniques

sculpting, soldering, hammering, painting, teaching, mentoring, graphic design, felting, dyeing, silk painting, mosaics, glass fusing, organizing, writing, precious metal clay, metal clay, wire work, stone setting, chain making, laughing, living, loving

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I've always been interested in making stuff. As a child, I believed you couldn't be an artist unless you could draw really, really well. I never quite felt I could draw well enough to be an "artist", so I never tried. It took me many years to realize that artistic expression takes many forms. It springs from the depths of the soul and brings us closer to our inherent Divinity. Once I had that realization, there was no stopping me. I started as a potter, and then got into metalsmithing, glass fusing, lampworking and metal clay, among other things. My passion for creating and helping others get in touch with their own creativity drives me to both develop my own artistic voice and assist others in doing so. I take great pleasure in helping people discover just how creative they really are. It is so gratifying to see someone who felt "creatively challenged" light up when they realize what they are capable of. I am the founder and director of the Metalclay Artisan Guild in CT, and have produced a world class metal clay conference. I have been featured in multiple publications and am currently at work on a how to book in Metal Clay. I have a website at www.artandsoulct.com, a tutorial on setting fused glass into metal clay at www.squidoo.com/Dichroic. I am an authorized wholesale distributor for Art Clay Silver and a Senior Certifiied ACS instructor. I am a member of Wesleyan Potters, the Art Clay Society and the PMC Guild. As an interfaith minister, I embrace the truth underlying all faiths and beliefs. I believe we all have a higher purpose which involves bringing greater love and light to the world. I am dedicated to living a life of purpose and facilitating others in doing the same. I lead a weekly meditation group and teach classes and workshops and lead retreats in spiritual awareness and growth. One of my favorite quotes is from Bill Moyers - "Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous." May you find the marvelous inherent in every moment.

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    Dichroic glass sandwiched between fine silver with windowpane cutouts. Texture design is my own artwork. - SOLD

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    Scarabesque. Dichroic glass cabs set in swirling fine silver. Part of a series inspired by the Movie Anna Karenina.

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    Raindrop - fine silver swirling coils with a dichroic glass drop. Part of my elemental series.

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    Drusy love. who doesn't love the sparkle and shimmer of titanium drusy. This piece is set in fine silver. - SOLD