Today, in our penultimate Artisan Spotlight post, we feature chapter member Joan Rhodes. Joan deserves center stage for her fine and unique metal clay jewelry, her dedication to Fall into Fine Craft, as a multi-year exhibitor, and for serving a number of terms as our chapter secretary – and for being a really lovely person, too.
What about your medium drew you to it initially and what’s kept you working at it?
I needed to repair a favorite necklace when went to the craft shop to find parts for the repair, I saw all of the beautiful glass and gemstone beads. I continue to find new materials such as metal, metal clay and tools to enhance my designs.
If you had to choose a medium, other than your current one, what would you like to try and why?
In the future, I plan to paint and do sculpture. I have drawings that I would like to create in oil. The metal clay medium now offers clay specifically for sculpting.
What are you most looking forward to at FIFC?
I enjoy seeing all of the Guilds members and their extraordinary work and talking the people who come to the show because they love hand created art. The venue is great!
One of the many things that makes the venue great is superb artisans and fine folks like Joan. You’ll enjoy meeting her and buying a piece (or several) of her lovely work at Fall into Fine Craft – in just three more days!
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