Cathy began her journey as an artist and handmade jewelry designer in the early 2000s bringing her travel and nature-inspired designs and innovative teaching perspective to Tucson, her home since 2016. She has been featured as an emerging new artist by Voyage Phoenix magazine and multiple project-based articles have been published in Metal Clay Today.
Cathy is multi-talented with self-taught expertise across a broad array of areas, including metal clay, beadwork, wirework, hand knotting, stone setting, soldering, enameling, and glass. This well-rounded understanding of what’s possible serves her well as a teacher. Her style is engaging, practical, and generous. She can break down challenging concepts into easily digestible parts and techniques for her students, allowing them to work to their own pace and capabilities. For the past several years, her focus has been on innovation with metal clay and she is a PMC-Certified Principal Instructor from Sawtooth School For Visual Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
She offers online classes and group workshops for students across the United States and Canada and private instruction from her zen studio in the Catalina Foothills of Tucson.
Upcoming in 2023:
Teaching in-person in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, August 24-27, 2023
Metal Clay Artists Symposium 2023
https://metalclaytoday.com/2019-2020-winter "A Feather in Your Cap Earrings"
https://metalclaytoday.com/2020-spring "There's Nothing Moldy About Cool Bezels!"
https://metalclaytoday.com/2020-spring "Camp PMC 101 with a Team of 3"