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Pattie Phipps
Art Clay Senior Instructor

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Studio: Contact Information:

San Diego, CA
www.pattiephipps.com

Email: pattie@pattiephipps.com
Phone: (619) 286-0020
Art Clay Classes Offered:Areas of Specialty:
  • Introductory
  • Level One Certification
  • Specialty Courses/li>
  • Metalsmithing/Fabrication
  • Fiber Arts w/ emphasis in felting
Biography: 
I began jewelry making in 2001 in San Diego after wandering into The Shepherdess looking for leather cord to string on silver pendants that my partner and I imported from Mexico. After a quick lesson on attaching findings I noticed some jewelry samples of techniques that would be taught in future classes. I found myself enrolled the next day in the silver wire class and I have never looked back.

I spent the next several years exploring various classes at The Shepherdess and then with Connie Fox. In February of 2005 I became a Certified Art Clay Silver Level One Instructor unde rhte tutelage of Jonna Faulkner.

In 2005, to further stretch my abilities, I enrolled in a metalsmithing class taught by Deb Jemmott which has opened new avenues in my style. Currently, I am teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced Art Clay Silver classes in San Diego. I am a member of the Art Clay Society, Metal Arts Society of Southern California, and the Bead Society of San Diego County.
Artist Philosophy: 
I have since made a commitment to expand my knowledge about working with various media, learning new techniques, and finding different sources of inspiration everywhere I look. The goal is to help ensure that my artistic expression has balance between material, creativity and quality. Thus being able to share, and inspire others with my passions and continuing creating...

"Art ware that’s fun to wear!"

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