My love affair with the arts started early in life. After receiving my degree from Hunter College in New York, I continued my studies with numerous classes and workshops in various disciplines. Whether my forms are abstract or figurative, the tactile and dimensional characteristics of the mediums of clay, fiber and metal have always been a fascinating challenge.
Of late, my emphasis has been on metal. To create texture, my technique of choice is to use the torch to reticulate and fuse silver. The results are somewhat controlled but always exciting and often unexpected. Another interest is the sculptural form to which the medium of metal clay lends itself well. I have used this technique to tell a story in the bronze metal clay pendants. Metal clay lends itself to a sculptural approach. This was an aha moment for me since much of my work has been in ceramic clay sculpture on a much larger scale.
A day in the studio is always an exciting challenge.