Saturday, November 9, 2013

Copper in the Arts and my new friend Jennifer

I was recently interviewed by author Jennifer Hetrick for a digital magazine called Copper in the Arts, which is sponsored by the Copper Development Association.
This online publication was a new discovery to me and I poured over its pages, learning technique and artistic skill from the talents of admired artists like Cynthia Jimenez,

This publication also has fascinating articles about the history and smelting of copper which I never really gave much thought to until having read some of the information made available to us through the various sources that this online magazine gathers for us. 

This was a positive experience for me and I dare say I learned a little bit about myself through the process.
Here is a link to the article;

But I want to talk about Jennifer....
Every once in a while the internet puts me in contact with a truly beautiful soul. It amazes me as I know that before 2005, I would have never had the opportunity to meet some of these souls that not only open my eyes to unique perspectives but makes a connection with me that touches my heart.
Jennifer is most definitely one of these souls; friendly, open hearted, patient, easy to communicate with and intelligent. She is also genuinely appreciative of artists and supports handmade as she demonstrated to me by sending me one of these magnificent sample boxes of homemade fruit butters from her town of Sassamansville, Pennsylvania;

Oh So Worthy of indulging in a few carbs.

These fruit butters are made by The Bauman Family using natural ingredients and no preservatives. I'm sure I do not need to tell you this would make an awesome gift!

Thank you to Copper in the Arts for the work they do, promoting this sublimely versatile metal that has given my own work such beauty, Thank you to Jennifer for your wonderful article that gave my self-esteem a badly needed boost and thank you to Christi Dick of Lost Marbles Jewelry who mentioned my name to Jennifer.


  1. The article is soooo neato! I'm glad they wrote about you and highlighted some of your accomplishments. You are one of the artists who use that lovely metal (I'm talkin' about yummy copper here) and create components for other artists to use, and they are smart to recognize this. Kudos gal!

  2. Great article---loved reading it! :)

  3. Shannon, I really enjoyed reading that article/interview. It is always so nice to get to know you better. You are such an inspiring artist and person.Gotta make some rings now, after having read what you said about them. :-) <3
    Lots of love,

  4. How awesome is that? It was a delightful article to read. I love what you said about taking apart a favorite necklace and putting it back together just to see how it was made! Copper is my absolute favorite metal to work with, and you are a master of making that metal beautiful! Congratulations, Miss Shannon! Enjoy the day. Erin


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