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Kansas City, MO
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I am a jewelry designer/metalsmith interested in challenging traditional concepts of wearable fashion/art and body adornment.
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and came to the United States to pursue my passion as an artist. I received a BFA from New Mexico State University (NMSU) in jewelry & metalsmithing followed by an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) also in Jewelry & Metals and obtained my .
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Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you - I am especially busy right now with upcoming show deadlines and some custom orders. St. Louis has a nice metals community going on in the bi-state area…we started a metals guild a few years back (The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths - consider joining) which has been a good way to meet others in the field in addition to bringing in artists and hosting sales and shows. Craft Alliance has been growing their metals department with good instructors, and the area has Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Maryville University St. Louis, and Fontbonne offering metalsmithing courses. How's the metals climate in KC?
Your welcome, I really enjoy your work. I have actually made some more rubber band pieces since, you reminded me that I should upload those photos! Right now I'm exploring some new things, but I may go back to the rubber bands at some point.
Having recently returned to the UK after living in New Zealand for ten years, Claire has been experimenting with new techniques. She has been working with a variety of techniques and marrying metals together to…"