Artist: Cindy Gentry - Supplies Included
- 105 US dollars$105
- Padre Island Art Gallery
Class description & Notes from Artist
We will be creating a hooped pendant, you will learn methods of wire work, soldering, forming, and finishing using basic hand tools and surface embellishments. Because we are working with wire, the soldering will be delicate but allow for a great experience in heat control and set up. You will be forming and finishing with methods that you can incorporate in later metal work. This is a fun beginner class where you will walk away with a lovely sterling silver pendant! About the Artist: As a child, I was driven to create with my hands. I loved working with clay, painting, fabrics, all sorts of materials. Always inspired by the nature around me, its colors and shapes giving way to more ideas. Although life sometimes gets in the way, I always kept creativity as part of my lifestyle. While spending the last 30 years as a businesswoman in the financial services industry, I always tried to find time to nurture my creativity. One of my first loves was working with stained glass as I was drawn to the beautiful colors and textures. In 2006 I was introduced to lampwork glass and was fascinated with it. I was hooked! It took me several years to gather all the proper equipment but once I had, I enjoyed every minute I was able to sit in my garage studio and make glass beads. Primary self-taught going through Corina Tettinger's book. Once I felt comfortable I started taking weekend classes with well-known lampwork artists. I was privileged to be taught by Kristina Loga, Heather Trimlett, and Pati Walton. It was when I learned how to make glass cabochons that it took me in a whole new direction in jewelry making. I had been stringing my beads, but now I needed to learn how to set my cabochons to create the type of piece I wanted. I dove into silversmithing, primarily self-taught with the help of YouTube! I learned how to etch to give my pieces texture. I then discovered how I could use my own mandala patterns in my jewelry which I believe helped me to gain my own voice in my pieces. My work brings balance to my life and happiness to my soul. I hope the same will happen to all the women and men that delight in my pieces.
To cancel or reschedule your class, please call at least 72 hours in advance. In consideration of our artists' class preparation time, no refunds will be given for late cancellations.
Padre Island Art Gallery
14617 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX, USA