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Paula Beckett
Art Clay Senior Instructor

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Studio: Contact Information:

Plano, Texas
www.paulabeckett.com

Email: paulambeckett@gmail.com
Art Clay Classes Offered:Areas of Specialty:
  • Introductory
  • Specialty
  • Level One Certification
  • PMC to Art Clay Crossover Certification
  • Senior Level Certification
  • New Mokume Gane
  • Art Clay Silver
  • Mokume Gane
  • Stone setting both faceted and cabochon stones
  • Dry construction such as beads and boxes
  • Hinge fabrication
  • Keum boo
  • Fantastic finishing techniques
  • Silhouette designing and cutting for metal clay
Biography: 

Having been inspired for many years to make jewelry, I explored that possibility as my children grew.   My original work was made using traditional metal-smithing and beading techniques. Loving the beautiful colors of natural semi-precious and precious beads, I continue to use beads in much of my work.  In 2005, I stumbled upon metal clay. I saw the possibilities of using this moldable metal as a canvas on which to replicate the beautiful patterns of my childhood. Metal clay is just that, metal in clay form which can be formed, carved and designed into elegant, durable pieces of handcrafted fine silver jewelry
Inspired by what I created, I focused on earning certificates to teach metal clay techniques.  I’ve earned Art Clay Worlds Senior Level teaching certifications for both Art Clay Silver and Mokume Gane techniques, as well as a PMC (Precious Metal Clay) Certification.
I have authored and published articles in Metal Clay Artist Magazine and Metal Clay Today. Teaching has become my passion, so I continue my education to become the best teacher I can be by taking workshops around the world with award winning metal clay artists.  I want my students to enjoy my classes while learning the many creative possibilities using metal clay.  Currently I teach classes in metal clay at Collin College campuses in Dallas and Plano, Texas and in my studio in Plano.

Awards: 
Senior Level and Mokume Gane certifications from Art Clay World, Certified Artisan for PMC through Rio Grande. 

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