Monday, October 21, 2013

Profile in Metal Clay Artist Magazine

I was thrilled when Jeannette LeBlanc contacted me about using my first bronze Flock bracelet for the inaugural cover of her then new endeavor, Metal Clay Artist Magazine. Four years (!) have flown by, with a stack of inspiring magazines to show for the efforts of the MCAM team.

In the latest fourth anniversary issue, Julia Rai interviewed me for the issue's artist profile in honor of my connection to the magazine's beginnings.

Flock bracelet
©2009 Vickie Hallmark
Along with interesting tidbits about me and photos of many of my works, including the aforementioned cover piece and my latest experiments in combining metal clay with Argentium silver, this is an especially good issue, with an article on casting from metal clay models by Holly Gage and the results of a bracelet challenge with eleven artists' different responses to the request to use 100 grams of sterling in one piece. My favorite bracelets were those of my friends Lora Hart and Lorena Angulo.