The prestigious PMC Guild ANNUAL: Exceptional Work in Metal Clay: 2010, has chosen my "Future Memories" necklace as one of its presentations. I'm proud to be included in this highly regarded juried exhibition in print. Find out more at www.PMCguild.com, and order the book at 800-315-6487 or Director@PMCguild.com.
I've read Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" is going forth as both a Movie Trilogy AND a TV show! That should be amazing. Also, Neil Gaimon's "Sandman" is also going to be presented in a TV format. The screen writers will really have their jobs cut out for them!!
Time Travelers Wife...the movie. I'm mesmerized. It's haunting, compelling, and I can't get enough. Have to read the book that I somehow missed along the way. Audrey Neffenegger happens to teach at Columbia College MFA Interdisciplinary Art Program, where I taught Art Appreciation among other things. Interesting.
Seems like everything is about connecting these days.......the right carpenter makes magic, the right company delivers immediately, the right dept store has the most gorgeous boots ever... and on sale!!! There are no coincidences and Life is meant to be easy! Made new Goddess of Three long earrings.
In an age when I'm left wondering when my "stuff" will arrive, Zappos delivered a cute, affordable, Fossil Leather purse the day After I ordered it!! What service! Plus, they upgraded my standard shipping and made it FREE!! Who are these guys?? They are Awesome!!
Brookfield Craft Center will soon be announcing a Silver PMC Weekly Class, on 4 Thurs, 9:30-1:30, covering Connections. We will explore making PMC chain, as well as the world of "embeddables". Using fine silver tubing in PMC, we can easily create bails, hinges, bezels, and tube rivets. We'll cover granulation, basic wire wrapping bails, making french earwires, beaded wire wrap connectors, and wire clasps. Learn interesting new techniques to expertly complete your designs, starting in late Oct. and into early Nov., 2010.
I'll be bringing a class of Silver PMC & Color back to Brookfield Craft Center, on Oct. 23-24, 2010! This great fun experience will cover Keum-boo, the Korean technique of adding 24k gold foil to polished PMC, as well as Prismacolor pencils, polymer clay, fixatives, patina, and colored carbona wax. Add an extra dimension to your work.
The Litchfield Jazz Festival, one of the Top 100 Events in the US and Canada, Aug. 6-8, 2010, will be offering a new Fine Arts and Crafts Village. Held at the main stage of Springs Center, on the Kent School Grounds in historic Kent, Ct., I will be there with my new work. Come for an amazing week-end of music, art, food, and camaraderie.
I've just delivered a number of new pieces to the Tappan Z Gallery in Tarrytown, NY. Located on Rt 9, just south of Sleepy Hollow, this quaint historic town provides everything within walking distance, including a wonderful gallery filled with gorgeous Fine Art and Craft. Find it on 51 Main St, Tarrytown, NY.
Brookfield Craft Center, where I taught for 9 yrs is closing its doors. I will be teaching 2 classes at the Washington Craft Center, Ct. in July and Aug.
Lyndhurst Art show was good, with nice weather and buyers turning out for one of a kind art. Looking forward to Paradise City, Northampton, Mass, at the end of this month. New work includes sculptural Talismans, like "The Sea Talisman", shown here.
I'm still teaching private classes, and may be creating group workshops, in my studio, for the fall.
Here's a sample of my new Touchstone series. This is titled Goddess Touchstone, with my original solar plate textures, and shaped over an actual stone. It hangs from fine silver shaped from a bone, with a luscious green tourmaline overlooking all. Aquamarine and tourmaline beads accent the sterling chain. More to come as I wait for a snowy nor'easter to roll in.
Teaching is in full swing. I've had private classes in my home, and the last week-end of January will find me at Brookfield Craft Center, teaching a Basic PMC class. All new people will start on the wondrous adventure of creating textured pure Fine Silver works of original art with the amazing Precious Metal Clay. Mold it, form it, texture it, and fire it in a kiln at 1650 for 10 min, and you end up with a pure Fine Silver piece of jewelry.
I find myself working in a different way. I go staight to the workbench and start to arrange colors, textures, maybe a sketch, but it's more like creating in the moment. Very interesting way to work, and I feel like a collaborator with the materials.
Pat Gullett, owner/artist of Howling Moon Studio, is a Painter, teacher, jeweler influenced by ancient civilizations, navigational tools for the journey, and Nature. She lives in the woods of Connecticut with her husband David.