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Janell Stephen
Art Clay Senior Instructor

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Studio: Contact Information:

Alpharetta, GA 30009

Art Clay Classes Offered:Areas of Specialty:
  • Art Clay Silver
  • Polymer
  • Metalsmithing
  • Beads
  • Acrylic Paint

I made jewelry for as long as I can remember. As a young girl, I made jewelry with seed beads, clay, pins and paper. I never forgot the joy in wearing something that was handmade. As an adult, i began metalsmithing and made different kinds of jewelry for many years. I am often inspired by the outdoors, I love circle, swirls and graceful lines and see them everywhere. I am motivated to make jewelry with just a walk around my neighborhood, I see circles in puffy clouds, swirls on tips of leaves, graceful lines in flowers and pods. I often contrast my designs with a sharp line or two to highlight the curves.
Art Clay has been such a wonderful discovery for me. I have taken classes for over three years and can't get enough. Although I still love to metalsmith, Art Clay allows me to "break the rules" and push the metal in more creative ways.
I am looking forward to teaching in the near future.

Artist Philosophy: 
It is my humble opinion that an artist must always learn new practices and techniques from many different artists to grow, practice and be able to share, teach and help others.

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