The phrase â€œJack of All Trades and Master of Noneâ€ describes my creative ventures in many ways. My grandmothers and mother were not what you would describe as creative but all were makers of some sort whether it be knitting, crocheting or sewing. I was taught all these skills at an early age. Being schooled by catholic nuns we were never allowed to sit idle so always had to be doing something and this seems to carried through to my creative pursuits, although I cannot draw to save myself.
I love to make things and love to attend workshops to be surrounded by creative people to share ideas. When I was at school I wanted to be an English teacher but didnâ€™t follow that dream, but the desire to teach stuck with me.Over the years I have taught Mosaics, Leadlight and beading. While working at Finns Stained Glass I saw what to me was a magical product called Metal Clay. The tutorial was be Maryann Devos and it was using PMC syringe used to encase glass cabochons. I was intrigued â€“ from that moment I was determined to find this product and create this magic.
PMC was first introduced to Australia by Creative Craft Centre (first Australian Distributor of PMC). During this time I was given the opportunity to be trained by Maryann Devos to become a certified Senior Instructor for PMC.
I love the possibilities of working with metal clay bring and being able to combine it with other mediums to create something magical.