Artist Residency with the Art League of Long Island

It began as a wish. An intention. A sight on something unseen: my desire to learn how to make jewelry, and to learn metal smithing in particular. I’ve long admired the heat and solidity of the wielders of the flame, the setters of the stones, the seers of the design. Then an opportunity popped up: The Art League of Long Island offered an artist residency for the first time ever, and I applied. And I was accepted. And here I am.

Labradorite Ring set in sterling silver. Made in Marla Mencher’s jewelry class Spring 2018.
Dendritic Agate ring (far left) set in sterling silver. Made in Marla Mencher’s jewelry class Spring 2018. Wire wrapped crystals as part of my original collection.
Sterling silver half moon and triangle earrings set for casting under the tutelage of jewelry instructor Dana Neger-Lagos.

 

In addition to learning metal smithing, I have the honor of learning graphic design thanks to the flexibility and generosity of this residency program. This is a skill I’ve long set out to learn to help me manifest the visual aspects of my creative visions. My wish list includes creating my own Tarot deck.

Graphic design class with Christine Tudor.

Stay tuned as I share more of my creative adventures with you and prepare to teach my workshop at the Art League of Long Island in the summer of 2019 as part of my residency.