I took a class in Precious Metal Clay silver in Dec 2007 at the tail end of my chemotherapy. My friends Harriet, Elaine and I took the class together. We continued meeting once a week in the afternoon to “ play “ and make jewelry. We had tea, and lively conversations while exchanging artistic ideas and thoughts enhancing our skills each time. We really enjoyed our time together and that warmth stays with me even now, though Harriet is no longer with us and Elaine is busy with other projects. We all enjoyed incorporating leaves, seed pods, flowers, birds, animals, and nature around us in what we made.
There is always a level of excitement when I am sitting down to create something new. Even if I repeat a pattern it is never a carbon copy of what I made the last time. Each piece is unique. My hope for the piece is, that it is eye catching and something enjoyable for the purchaser to wear or gift, because it invites positive comments.
I have taken numerous classes in a variety of mediums to make metal, largely silver, jewelry. I have studied metalsmithing at Cabrillo College.
I have participated in many shows. I am currently a member at Creator Haven Studio in Watsonville and the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild.
My Indian background influences my work significantly. I am fortunate to have many opportunities available to me locally and plan to keep on learning and improving my craft.
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