East’s Finial

East_6_09I’m honored to have taken a week-long ArtClay Silver class with Master Instructor, Pam East at the John C. Campbell Folk School earlier this month.  I found Pam to be very generous with her vast knowledge of the medium.  Her class was really fun and it exceeded my expectations in terms of what I wanted to learn and accomplish.

Pam is a trailblazer in several metal clay techniques, and has authored the definitive guide to Enameling on Metal Clay.  She is also known for her love of teaching and collaborating.  One of the classes she co-teaches at the Folk School combines metal clay elements with wood turned bowls.  This beautiful specimen features a wood turned bowl by Frank Penta with a hollow form metal clay finial crafted by Pam.  What a beautiful marriage of materials!

Check out more examples of Pam’s work, plus her teaching schedule and more at her Web site.

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