i am incredibly happy to announce that i got an artist residency at the penland school of crafts. the residency is three years long and i will be moving there early next year. i can't begin to express how excited i am! this residency is the chance for my work i've been wishing for. it will give me time that i don't usually have to experiment and explore techniques, materials, and concept. i'm also planning to redevelop my drawing skills and hope to make this medium a part of my work as an artist. this also means i will be cutting back on my collections, which i already started to do by retiring many pieces. making the collections more manageable will give me more time to work on my studio jewelry.
heather white. the following year i took a class with lori talcott and that's when i met joanna gollberg. in the years since i have been a studio assistant, a substitute metals coordinator, a volunteer, and an instructor. penland has been a huge part of my career and this opportunity to live there and make my work is just so special.
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