Meet Joshua

A Life of Bringing out Beauty

The start of jewelry making

I started making jewelry after being given a Rock tumbler while a student in High School from 1976 to 1980. I made my first pieces using tumbled stones and pre-manufactured findings which I purchased wholesale in New York. I sold these at the High School Art Bazaar to other Students and Teachers.

I moved on to Silversmithing and semi-precious stones. The jewelry I made using this method, along with cabochons I cut and polished which and used in the manufacture of my jewelry. In 2012 I took a course to learn about making metal clay jewelry. I immediately fell in love with this medium and began to use precious metal clay. PMC is tiny particles of silver mixed with an organic binder and water which allows Artists to sculpt create and use metal like clay, when fired using a torch or a jeweler’s kiln, the binder burns off and what is left is a Silver piece. I bought a kiln in 2015 when to fire my PMC as I got into making larger pieces that were too big to be fired using a torch and to use with different metal clays that could not be fired by torch. I also make my own fused dichroic glass using my kiln which I integrate into my silver jewelry. I am also certified to teach classes in metal clay

Currently

I currently use nature as my inspiration and use lots of natural objects such as leaves and shells for molds in the creation my work. Each piece is a unique one-of-a-kind piece since no two natural objects are the same. I am now using my passion for Metal clay to pass my knowledge on to others.

Take a look at my creations, or get in touch for custom work!