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Orinda, California
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HappyDayArt! Studio
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I've worked with metalclay for 14 years. Over the last 7 years I spent a lot of time traveling around the country taking classes from many of the metalsmith artists, enamelists, and mixed media artists that I have admired over the years. It's been quite a learning experience and I have had and continue to have the best time making things in my studio.

My metal clay work has been included in three of the five PMC Annuals published by the PMC Guild, including the final edition in 2011, and various other publications as well, in "Metal Clay Beads" written by Barbara Becker Simon, Lark Books, 2009 and Sherri Haab's revised and expanded edition of "The Art of Metal Clay", Watson-Guptill, 2010. My metal clay pendant necklace called "My Heart's Golden Secret" won 3rd place in Misubishi's "Tales of the Heart" Competition in February of 2013. Two of my metal clay boxes are in Ganoksin's online exhibit called "Holding Place: A Repository of Containers and Vessels by Metalsmiths Around the World". Link to the exhibit is here: http://www.ganoksin.com/exhibition/v/HoldingPlace2013/.

I'm also a mixed media artist and have been published in 1000 Artist Journal Pages, 2008 and Collaborative Art Journals, 2009.

I taught Silver Clay classes for three years at a big mixed media art retreat called Artfest, in Port Townsend, Washington. I also teach private classes and am always on the lookout for classes I would like to take to add to my skills and keep my designs interesting for me.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/happydayart
What media do you work with?
multi-media, mixed-media with an emphasis in metals

BLOG: www.happydayart.typepad.com
FLICKR: www.flickr.com/photos/happydayart



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At 4:16pm on January 11, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through January 15, 2015.
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At 8:12am on August 28, 2013, Reagan Hayhurst said…

Hi Catherine, 

Thank you for the welcome!  It is nice to see you here!

At 1:47pm on July 27, 2012, Jan Smith said…

Hi Catherine - thanks for the welcome, look forward to connecting with you.

At 5:22pm on July 26, 2012, alice simpson said…

Catherine,

Your work is exquisite and beautifully rendered.

At 11:45pm on May 5, 2012, Maureen Kemp said…

Hi Catherine,  You have some remarkable pieces of jewellery, which medium are you working in silver or mixed metals.

I am just getting back into my work having had nearly three years of very little due to circumstances, but I feeling a lot more settled here with my son in Queensland.  I have quite a lot of ideas running through my head which I now want make into reality.

At 5:01pm on December 11, 2011, Doxallo Designs said…

Thanks Catherine! Its good to see you here!

At 10:42pm on August 23, 2011, Linda Kaye-Moses said…

Thanks for checking out the book. Hope you get to see a copy in the flesh.

 

Linda

At 10:25am on August 13, 2011, Janet Huddie said…

Thank you so much!  I'm thrilled to be a featured artist this week.

At 3:12pm on July 28, 2011, Glen Guarino said…

Great we will look forward to seeing your work end of summer.

Best, Glen & Marie

At 2:03pm on July 27, 2011, Glen Guarino said…
 
 
 

Tales From the Tool Box - A Crafthaus Online Exhibition

Diana Greenwood
‘There is always one moment in childhood…’

Mantel Box 230 x 330 x 45 mm

Mantel Box in Cherry wood with a hinged glass door, containing a silver vessel marked ‘drink me’, marbles, sweets and found objects

A piece about childhood, forgotten toys, favorite stories and the loss of innocence as the future beckons, inspired by ‘Garden of Love’ by William Blake.

Image Credit: Diana Greenwood

www.diana-greenwood.com

View the new CRAFTHAUS online exhibition (October 24-November 24, 2014)

Tales from the Tool Box - Chapter 1

Curated by Mark Fenn - Studiofenn, UK

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

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