Second Saturday Event July 11: Meet the Artists Joan North and Pat Gaska 10-2.
I am a creator, inspirationalist, encourager and connector.
I love to create something from nothing, believe that inspiration is everywhere, know that potential + possibility are powerful allies, and live to bring people together to share common threads.
I am known mostly for my one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry designs, but I do so much more. I define myself a bricolage artist, one who tinkers and creates from a diverse range of available materials, techniques and styles. This means that I don’t limit myself to one manifestation of my creativity over another and I am always seeking ways to stretch myself, especially if it is in combining materials + media. I work in metals and wire...I string and assemble...I create with polymer clay and resin...I paint and sculpt and collage and mosaic...I love found objects and mixed media...I am all about color, pattern and unusual juxtapositions. I strive to bring wit and whimsy to whatever I am doing and make art and creative expression accessible for all. I love using art beads (beads made by artists around the world) and being inspired by art, poetry, nature, music and more. Currently, I have been creating more with polymer and epoxy clays and working on more sculptural work, like my polymer clay “paintings," my mixed media mosaics, and my Tesori Tesserae, or "treasure tiles."