CFCF 2012: SPOTLIGHT ON INSTRUCTOR LIZ POTTER HALL

11 10 2011

Liz started creating jewelry and winning awards and scholarships while attending The Maryland Institute of Art, where she majored in Crafts focusing on Jewelry/Metal.  After graduating college, she and her husband moved to Loudon County, Virginia, and started renovating what is now Silverwood Farm and Studio.  Silverwood combines her husband’s sculpture studio, her jewelry and graphics business, and their pinto sporthorse breeding farm.  She took a hiatus from jewelry making to concentrate on their daughter, the horse business, computer graphics and renovating their home and farm.  She yearned to get back to her roots – crafts and making jewelry and she has done it slowly but surely, reveling in creating wearable art again.

Her work combines precious metals, polymer clay, stones, plastics, glass or whatever shiny object catch her eye.  Here designs are contemporary, combining both organic and geometric forms, usually with unusual and colorful stones, glass or found materials.  She considers each one of her pieces a little piece of fine art, different and unique but still very wearable.  In 2004 she discovered Precious Metal Clay®, which inspired many new works. She enjoys exploring PMC® and combining it with other techniques and materials.  In 2006 she received her (Precious Metal Clay®) Certification.  She strives to improve on her designs and skills and to make jewelry that is creative, unusual, elegant and fun to wear.

Among some of her awards/publications are: 2011 New Directions: Powder Metallurgy (Metal Clay) in a Sheet Metal Worldwww.blurb.com Book and on-line show http://crafthaus.ning.com; 2011  PMC Guild Annual, Exceptional Works in Precious Metal Clay Volume 5; 2011 Niche Awards Finalist;  2011 The Art and Design of Metal Clay Jewelry -www.hollygage.com; and 2010 Saul Bell Design Award Finalist. Check out her other work on her website.

This will be Liz’s first time teaching at CFCF and we look forward to having her join us!

POTTER HALL - Heart-shaped Fillable Form

LIZ POTTER HALL – Fillable Forms (Fri. 17 Feb. 9:00AM)

Creating unique, one-of-a-kind fillable forms with PMC is a specialty of Liz Potter Hall’s.  Her organic and graphic forms are easily identifiable and sought after.  For the first time in this full day workshop, Liz has agreed to share her vision, tricks and tips to teach you how to create your very own fillable form to use with your polymer clay work, resin, etc.. Join us in welcoming Liz…you don’t want to miss it!  There will be a kit fee TBA.  To register for Liz’s workshop, download registgration form here.

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