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 was recently featured as an emerging new artist by Voyage Phoenix magazine and her step-by-step article on feather earrings was published in the 2019-2020 Winter Edition of 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 three 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.
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"