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The Quick and the Deep, detail

"Installation detail, "The Quick and The Deep", 2014  solo show Studio X, Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, essay by curator Mary Birmingham. Textiles, found furniture, pigmented cast plaster, wood epoxy resin, artificial…"
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
New Jersey
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
studio jeweler, artist, teacher
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
My work is a result of an evolving dialogue between materials and ideas. Using fiber, metals and found materials, and plastic, I make jewelry, sculpture, and installation. I teach jewelry making.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://theaclark.com

Upcoming

 Upcoming exhibit:

Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark Campus

Main Gallery

Sep 01 2015 - Dec 17 2015

The (Not So) Secret Life of Plants

Opening reception Thursday, September 10, 5-7pm

Plants are the foundation on which most visible life on the planet exists.  They are under stress, with diminishing natural environments and the very real possibility that many plants may become extinct even before humans are aware of their existence.  This exhibition will explore the nature of plants and how humans interact with them, from the forest to the home.

Artists in this exhibition: Thea Clark, John Edmark, Dana Fritz, Jim Jacobs, Ming-Jer Kuo, Jessica Lagunas, Sam Metcalf, Lina Puerta, Lindsay M. Robbins, Martina Shenal, Linda Stillman, Adam Swart, Yeon Ji Yoo, Rachel Yurkovich.

Find my  work at:

Jewelerswerk Galerie

Velvet Da Vinci

Exhibitions

Upcoming:

2014

Cyan Silhouettes, Houston Center of Contemporary Crafts,

  curator Kathryn Hall (2 person)

Multiple Exposures : Jewelry and Photography, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, curator Ursula Ilse Neuman (group)

The Quick and the Deep, New Jersey Center of Visual Arts, curator Mary Birmingham (solo installation)

2013

New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Long Beach Island Foundation, Harvey Cedars, NJ

La Frontera @ Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City traveling to Velvet Da Vinci

Suspended in Pink 2013 traveling to:

The Atrium Gallery,School of Jewellery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Studio Gabie Green, Munich, Germany

Heidi Lowe Gallery, Delaware, US

Other-

2012, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship


Interview NYTimes Local Blog

Publications:

Push Jewelry, Lark Books (Arthur Hash, Marthe LeVan)

Showcase 500 Art Necklaces, juror Chunghi Choo, Lark Books

Jewelbook, International Annual of Contemporary Jewelry 12/13, Sticting Kunstboek, Belgium

Art Jewelry Today Volume 3, Schiffer Publishing, 2011

500 Felted Objects, Lark Books, 2011

"30 Minute Earrings", Lark Books, 2010
"Found Object Jewelry", Stackpole Books, by Heather Skowood

Art Jewelry Magazine, numerous issues Gallery section

Other:

New Jersey Metal Arts Guild- co-founder

Thea Clark's Blog

Creative Insomnia

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 9:45pm 0 Comments

My work in the studio is spent going back and forth between mining the old ideas and ushering in the new. Truthfully my mind is many steps ahead of my hands. I think I have always lived with  creative insomnia. Restless with things that I've explored before, wanting to push into the unknown, living with the risk and challenge that comes with that territory is easier for me than boredom.

Once I have an idea I have to judge my commitment to it. Is it urgent enough that I must…

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Inspiration @ a look ahead

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 8:41am 0 Comments

"Root" necklace, 2011 (Photo Steven Brian Samuels)

One of the pieces selected by…

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At 12:57pm on August 17, 2015, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through September 15, 2016.

Enjoy crafthaus and feel free to let us know what's going in your world via images, videos, blogs and discussions.

At 1:56pm on June 10, 2014, Danielle James said…

Thank you very much for your compliments! 

At 7:30am on March 31, 2014, Nicolette Absil said…

Thanks! I'm really looking forward to it!

At 10:48pm on August 20, 2013, Laura Jaklitsch said…

Thank you for the kind words about my wood and plastic pieces, I'm a big fan of your work! 

At 9:07am on February 8, 2012, Amy Lyons said…
Thanks, Thea! I've been meaning to sign up for a while, I'm really glad
I finally did. Looks like a vibrant community of artists here.
 
 
 

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Leisa Rich, Atlanta, GA

"Happy to See You, Too", 2016
16" X 12" X 9"
Materials: PLA, acrylic, plastic, oil paint, recycled reflexology/yoga mat
Technique: 3D printing, assemblage

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