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Pat Lawler

I never intended to be a jewelry maker. I was a horticulturist and florist who couldn’t find jewelry I would like to wear, so I had no choice; I had to make it. And later, I didn’t set out to be a metalsmith, but, as a jewelry maker, I could rarely find silver jewelry components that suited my designs. So, with some basic tools and adult education instruction, I began to learn silversmithing. I fell in love with working with metal.

These days, I design many applique pieces that depict the creatures that fascinate me – animals, birds, insects- and plants. My art is a little bit like working in batik but created from silver instead of fabric. Through simple designs, I try to capture the essential character and beauty of favorite creatures and plants.

Pat Lawler
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