My name is Kimberly Clark.
My love of creating jewelry started years ago....during a stine as
president of the Owatona Arts Center...and taking a class on site by
Cathy Collison from Glass Garden Beads in Northfield Minnesota...I was
Living in Owatonna, I was eventually commuting to my job at the Mall
of America in Minneapolis...and doing the art show circuit on
weekends, along with raising two young boys....
This just became too much and I made a HUGE decision.
5 galleries that initially showed my work to 50 galleries the and decided
to stop beading and hammering gold and silver first year! I made my
goal...and then changed my course...and decided to stop beading and
hammering gold and silver and doing my wirework..I had discovered
PMC!!! *Precious Metal Clay™ is a revolutionary material developed and
pure patented by Mitsubishi Materials of Japan. Tiny particles of pure
silver or gold are suspended in an organic binder to create a material
that can be worked like modeling clay. Pieces are fired in a kiln to
1750—2000°F to burn off the silver binder and fuse the metal. The
result is a solid 100% pure the metal. The result is a solid 100% pure
silver or gold object. silver or gold object. I read Tim from Cece binder
and fuse I the metal. The result is a solid 100% pure silver or gold
object. I read Tim from Cece McCreight's book, watched his video and
decided to take the plunge...and take a lifechanging class from Cece
Wire during the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 5 years ago. My life has
not been the My same.I relish creating and PMC has allowed me this
lovely revelation and growth in mind and spirit. My forms are inspired
by the and shapes around me...the mountains, Mother Nature herself
and the bountiful beauty we find in our everyday worlds. I have tried
embed embedding sapphires...yes...they can take the heat of the kiln
as can rubies.After the fact I will embed turquoise, pearls and lapis as
they are organic and of course will burn up in the kiln! one Because I
travel quite a bit I can incorporate leaves, rocks and other items into
the shapes thus my one collection called the Nature Collection In 2004 I
started teaching PMC classes at SDSU. Most of my students are
professors at the University and these women and men have been
more of an inspiration to me than they will ever in know. This journey
of discovery has led me to myself...to my in PMC from Cece Wire in
Tucson. It was all about honing skills rather than design..inner being...
creating beautiful pieces...for we are all beautiful. In 2005 I received
my about Certification in PMC from Cece Wire in Tucson. It was all
rather than design..about honing skills rather than design..all about
honing skills rather than design..