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Cristine Grimm
Art Clay Level One Instructor

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Studio: Contact Information:

SilverFire Studios
41 Washington St., Suite 387
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Art Clay Classes Offered:Areas of Specialty:
  • Introductory
  • Specialty
  • Art Clay Silver
  • BRONZclay
  • COPPRclay
  • Glass Fusing
  • Metalsmithing
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Cristine Grimm is a full time glass & metal clay artist, instructor, and arts consultant in West Michigan.  She holds certifications in both Art Clay and PMC, and provides fundamental instruction in metal clay and glass fusing to students throughout Michigan and beyond. She delights in providing a strong foundation in technique for her students’ expanding artistic endeavors.

Cristine provides an array of metal clay classes in her studio, including silver, bronze, and copper, and is proud to offer satellite classes in other locations, including as a returning teacher to the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee. She is the author of “The Allure of Silver, A Step-by-Step Guide to Metal Clay Basics”, and the creator of Sweet Release, a metal clay release agent she developed for class and student use in 2004.

When not teaching, Cristine retreats to her West Michigan studio, creating jewelry in glass, metal, and both fine silver and base metal clays. She loves creatively manipulating the interplay of color and light within dichroic glass and showcasing it in cabochons and finished jewelry. Her work can be found in West Michigan galleries.

Early adventures as a performing artist led to a passion for arts advocacy and a BA in Fine Arts Administration. Her experience in publicity, grant writing, and computer consulting, combined with many years in non-profit and small business management, provide a perfect backdrop for the many facets of her business, SilverFire Studios.

Cristine’s studio is located in Grand Haven, MI, just blocks away from Lake Michigan and the sandy shore recently voted one of the “best secret beaches on earth”. She enjoys a life in the country with her husband, daughters, and assorted wildlife. She can be contacted at, via her website or at .

Art Clay Certified
PMC Certified
BA Fine Arts Administration

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