Starr Payne - Artisan Jewelry
I think I have always been a creator. Some of my earliest memories are of making things and always wanting to try the latest art or craft project. I began making beaded jewelry in 1995, and after moving to Florida, I continued developing my metalsmithing skills with the Florida Society of Goldsmiths. In 2001, I discovered Metal Clay and it has been the main focus of my metalwork since then. I hold Metal Clay Certifications from Rio Grande and Art Clay Silver and PMC Connection. While I work predominately in silver metal clay, the bronze and copper clays are beginning to show up more in my work. I love to work with Metal Clay, the feel of it, and how it can be textured and shaped into beautiful designs and pieces of wearable art. I continue to be interested in all forms of craft, including enameling, glass fusing and metalsmithing, expanding my knowledge and adding to my jewelry designs.
My work is currently being shown at the Wiregrass Artist Cooperative in Thomasville, GA, River’s Edge Gallery in Appalachicola, FL, and at the AHA Gallery in Havana, FL.