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Wendy Hoffman
Art Clay Senior Instructor

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Studio: Contact Information:

Eugene, OR 97405

Email: moonbeadarts@hotmail.com
Art Clay Classes Offered:Areas of Specialty:
  • Introductory
  • Specialty
  • Art Clay Silver
  • Fused Glass
  • Lamp-worked Beads
  • Wire techniques
Biography: 
Wendy Hoffman is a jewelry artisan living and working in Brownsville, Oregon. She has been fascinated by the creative arts as long as she can remember, dabbling in painting, improvisation, music and various other areas, but didn't find her niche until about five years ago. At that point she discovered the lure of beads! When her husband asked what she was going to do with all of those earrings she was making, she said "sell them" and her business, Moon Bead Arts was created. Over the last six years she has broadened her jewelry making talents to include Art Clay. She is a Senior Instructor in this medium and has been teaching introductory, specialty and advanced classes in the mid-Willamette area for four years. She also teaches wire and beading techniques. Wendy's latest endeavor is learning to make lamp-worked glass beads. She has shown her work in several shows and has sold her jewelry in Oregon stores and galleries in Corvallis, Albany, Salem, Brownsville and Port Townsend, WA. Wendy's studio is located on the banks of the Calapooia River in the 1879 historic home owned by herself and her husband.
Artist Philosophy: 
"Creativity is the imagination at play with the things it loves." - Carl Jung I believe that creativity is of utmost importance in life. The idea that we have the ability to create, that which has never been created before, is so amazing. I satisfy my longing for meaning in life through my work as a jewelry artisan. I find the process of creating at least as important as the resulting creation. My pieces are formed from Art Clay Silver and Gold, glass and semi-precious beads, wire and other organic materials. I make many different, individually created, bracelets, necklaces, rings and pins from the very dressy to everyday informal. I find that once I have created a piece, the challenge has been met and I move on to a new idea, hence no two pieces are alike. I also find teaching Art Clay Silver and wire jewelry classes very enriching.

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