METAL CLAY WEARABLE ART
As a child, Kate Loomis’ favorite medium was pencil and paper, occasionally with some acrylics. As she grew, she set aside her pencils, paper, and paints. Recently she felt a strong desire to create again; she needed to be creative to reconnect with her greater being.
She started taking classes at the Visual Arts Studio to dust off the cobwebs. Nothing felt right at first … pencils, pastels, or paper arts. She loves jewelry, so she tried metal clay and found her new love. “It is amazing to mold and shape an object in clay, fire it, and open the kiln to find a solid metal object, smaller and less fragile than when it went it,” says Kate. She began working with PMC fine silver clay and has begun experimenting with base metal clays — bronze and copper. She can’t wait to start putting them together into wearable art.