Monday, June 4, 2012
silver castle ring, two towers, two turrets, made in america
"I will start by saying how thrilled and honored I am to be named a finalist in the prestigious Saul Bell Design Award competition for 2011, sponsored by Rio Grande. I have been designing fine silver jewelry using metal clay for several years and I just love it! Metal clay is a fantastic medium which, after firing in a kiln, is .999% silver or 22karat gold. The silver is made from partially recycled silver! My background in fine art painting and designing polymer clay jewelry made my transition to metal clay a natural. I am inspired by the natural world, sea life, organic flowing abstract forms and even architectural structures in my "Castles and Huts" ring series. I also teach classes to students around the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a Certified PMC Artisan, Level 2 and am currently working toward the Metal Clay Masters Registry professional development program. Coming full circle, recently, I have been "painting" on the silver by adding vitreous enamel to the fired silver for a splash of color which really pops on the silver! My work has appeared in Metal Clay Beads by Barbara Becker Simon, Jewelry, the 'zine by Catherine Witherell (see her wonderful jewelry at her HappyDayArt etsy store) and in Mixed Metal Jewelry, a Lark book due out in Spring, 2010. You can also find me at www.lynncobbsilver.com and at fine craft shows around the San Francisco Bay Area."
bio written by Lynn via her etsy profile