Artist: Carol Gregory
Website: Carol Gregory
Though I've been interested and making jewellery on and off since the early 70's, when I came across an article by Maggie Bergman on how to make a tube bead from PMC in 2006 my life changed! Maggie has become my teacher, mentor and friend and I've taken many classes with her and have developed my skills to the point where I now run my own classes too.
I love colour and often use this in my work as I have in all three pieces.
The photograph in the Russian towers pendant is one I took whilst travelling along the Volga on a riverboat and it was made in a class by Maggie where we learned a new technique of making hinges using sheet PMC. The gingko leaf was layers of paste over a leaf and then I used Prismacolour pencils to add the colour. The bronze piece was made very soon after BronzClay was released in 2008 and the fabulous blue patina was a wonderful surprise when I took it out of the tumbler. The silver centre is soldered to the large piece
I don't really have a style but love to experiment and often alter my plans along the way - with many pieces evolving as I make them and I enjoy working with mixed metals so am trying things out with the base metal clays we can now get.
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