Janet is an accomplished metal artist with her work shown in museums across Texas. Her work has been published in American Craft Magazine, Metal clay Artist Magazine, Contemporary Metal Clay Rings (as of August 2012), and in New Directions: Powder Metallurgy in a Sheet Metal World. She has written tutorials for Metal Clay Artist Magazine and Kalmbach publishing. Additionally, a newly published book (as of August 2012), Metal Clay in Color features her tutorial on carving metal clay and using alcohol inks.
She has over 35 years experience in jewelry metal arts as a bench jeweler, designer, and instructor. She has taught at Bead & Button, Interweave Bead Fest TX, PMC Connection Conference, and many other venues. She appeared on HGTV Crafters Coast to Coast and That’s Clever demonstrating her lost wax casting and wax carving techniques.
Janet has a BFA in Metals from the University of North Texas and has studied metal working with several Master Jewelers. She has GIA certification in diamond grading and stone setting. Additionally, she has certification in Precious Metal Clay with Rio Grande, Crossover Certification with Art Clay, and is a PMC Connection Senior Instructor and Technical Advisor for the PMC Connection.
Janet’s website and social network website both contain free tutorials, and videos on the subject of creating jewelry.