Jewelry & glass
Martha creates jewelry both by metalsmithing and by using recycled metals (fine silver and sterling silver) in a new medium known as metal clay. She is a certified metal clay instructor, and has studied across the country under nationally noted artists. Her jewelry is included in the 2020 Calendar of Exceptional Work in Metal Clay.
Martha began a second career as an artist after retiring from a long career in marketing. Starting with ceramics, she moved to jewelry and glass and she currently works in all three mediums.
“They all work together,” Martha says. “My glass work creates pieces for my jewelry, and my metals work is often incorporated into my glass work.” In jewelry, she works primarily in fine silver, with some work in copper and bronze.
Martha has been involved with local arts organizations for over thirty years, serving on the boards of multiple arts groups. She currently serves on the board of AMCAW (Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide), where she is a Founding Cornerstone member and also chairs Communications & Marketing.