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Art Clay Master Instructor
Lorrene Baum-Davis

Latest Updates (12/31/10):
I have been somewhat of a maker of art since my sweet husband, Phil, passed out of my life in December of 2008. My studio days have been rare even though my heart just wasn’t in to it. Then in October of this year I found my passion and haven’t looked back.

In October I designed my first ring in my LEGENDS series. A double row of faceted stones in a channel setting …. That inspired me to get back into my fused dichroic glass and use that material as my ‘Stone’…. When I took my first batch out of the kiln, I just knew it was right and that I hadn’t really been back…. Not for 22 months.

Now this artist/instructor has been taking the Holidays off from teaching and just being a maker of Art Clay Silver jewelry and is reading myself for a full January schedule of Art Clay Silver instruction.

  • Jan 8 & 9 will see me with an Introductory and Intermediate metal clay classes.
  • Jan 14, 15, & 16 I will be hosting a Level I Art Clay Certification weekend
  • Jan 22 & 23 I will be teaching a private Introductory to stone setting in metal clay and advanced stone setting workshop and then:
  • In February I will be in Maryland at the Cabin Fever Clay Fest teaching a pre–conference workshop in stone setting in Metal clay. Whew!
  • Latest Updates (11/29/10):
    Celebrating 13 years of Christmas shows, Roger Filippelli and Lorrene Baum–Davis will be back at Chrissie and Roger’s home/studio in Placerville, California. In addition to Roger’s coveted and collectible wooden cooking/kitchen utensils, Lorrene Baum–Davis, a highly acclaimed and award winning jewelry artist and teacher, will show her fine multi–media art jewelry. Paula Joy Welter will also be here playing her cello and guitar. She will be showing a selection of her handmade greeting cards.

    We warmly invite all friends and customers to our Open House/Studio Show to celebrate another year for which we are thankful. All festivities will take place December 4th and 5th from 10:00 - 4:00. In addition to your shopping list, we hope you bring a healthy appetite as we will be serving Chrissie's famous vegetarian chili, other holiday goodies, hot brandied (or not) spiced apple cider and Lorrene’s cookie surprise using organic frosting she got at the Crocker Museum Holiday show this past weekend.

    We send our best holiday wishes and we hope to celebrate with you.

    Call 530.622.9696 for more information.

    Artist Profile for Art Clay Master Instructor, Lorrene Baum-Davis
    Location / Association:
    L. J. Davis Designs
    3190 Clark Street
    Placerville, CA 95667

    Phone: 530-391-1969
    "Cologne No. 3"
    Lorrene Davis Cologne No. 3
    Award of Merit Winner at the California State Fair Fine Arts Division: Summer 2010
    Art Clay Classes Offered:
  • Introductory
  • Level One Certification
  • Senior Level Certificaiton
  • Areas of Specialty:
  • Metal Clay
  • Polymer Clay
  • What do you love about Art Clay? 
    The ease of workability. The beauty of the finished product. The management of the organization and all the talented instructors who are so giving of themselves.
    What are your favorite Art Clay projects/creations? 
    Every single darn one of them… mainly collaborations between the Art Clay and Polymer Clays.
    What other media do you work and/or teach in? 
    Polymer Clay
    "I began creating work in the crib with crayons on rubber sheets and on the walls... and mud pies in the back yard: I have never stopped creating what I consider art. Classes in art studies, professional schools and self–teaching have been a major part of my life’s bliss. I have a great love of the metals and clays, and those two mediums draw me into working with them because of their malleability and their permanence. Glass fusing is my most recent art form and I am setting my original glass designs into pure silver textured rings. I have found that there is not enough time to design and make everything I imagine.

    "The clays, precious metals and polymer enable me to produce organic forms with great textures and colors. When working with the the fused glass – I am a constructionist – the crisp geometrical edges jump out of my designs. All three mediums allow me to continue to be a maker of one–of–a–kind pieces of wearable art.

    "If I do have the best of all possible worlds?""

    Candide by Voltaire

    Classically trained as a goldsmith at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, award winning artist, Lorrene J. Baum–Davis has been creating one–of–a–kind art jewelry since 1985. She owned New Beginnings Gallery of Jewelry and Fine Art with her husband, Philip, in El Dorado Hills, California, for eleven years.

    In 2000, they retired and closed the gallery. She then became a full time jewelry designer, teacher and graphic artist.

    In the 1990’s, Davis fell in love with the polymers and metal clays and immersed herself in these mediums and eventually began teaching metal clay and polymer clay artistic skills.

    She is teaching monthly workshops in the Sierra Foothills Studio in Placerville, California. She travels to teach both the metal clay and polymer clay two day workshops. Email her for more information.

    She is one of eight Master Instructors in Art Clay Silver (USA), and teaches Certification workshops to future Level I and Senior Instructors… She is now on the faculty of the Revere Academy as one of their Metal Clay instructors.

    Her art and techniques have been featured in newspapers and magazines. All of her artwork is copywrited.
    Always live and treat others as you would expect of them. No more – no less. I firmly believe that the size of a woman’s’ jewelry is directly proportional to the amount she has of her blush of youth.
    Awards / Degrees:
  • Art Clay World Artist of the Month - August 2006
  • KVIE Public Televisions annual art auctions… Juried by nationally recognized artists. The normal submissions are around 500 and they only accept 250 artworks. Second Place: 1996 – honorable mention: 1998, 1999, 2004. County Fair 2005: Second & Third place.
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