"Liz Clark received her BFA in Crafts/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006.
She lives in Providence, RI and maintains a metal studio where she creates art and jewelry. She exhibits her work through various galleries across the country. Liz also works part time at Metalwerx, a school for jewelry and metal arts in Waltham, MA as the Administrative and Events Manager."
Liz Clark and I have been what you call "social media friends" for a while now, but I finally meet her in person at the Metalwerx online auction opening reception, held at LAP Gallery through the Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery. She is an awesome hardworking person, artist, and jeweler that Im glad Ive met, and happy to have on board for the Guidelines project. In an Art Jewelry Forum interview with Olivia Shih, Liz explains that flowers are ever present though her life, through marriage ceremonies, funerals, holidays, etc. and are what fuel the making behind her visually strong, beautiful, floral jewelry.
From the interview:
Olivia Shih: Do you have any new projects on the horizon? Do you think you will be exploring floral themes for many years to come?
Liz Clark: I do not feel that I have exhausted the floral motif. I hope to continue using nature as a theme, shifting the focus microscopically to find patterns and form. I plan to make larger pieces that would push me out of my comfort zone and challenge me to make nonwearable work.
Read the rest of the interview here
I cant wait to see what Liz creates for each Guideline, weather she uses the Guidelines to create wearable work, or more sculptural body adornment!
What interested you in being apart of the Guidelines project?
"I was interested in participating in this project because after more than 15 years being out of an academic environment, I missed working within parameters. Other than commission work, professional artists and jewelers rarely are given specific "guidelines" to work within unless they are self prescribed."