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DonnaLewis

Location

Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Quick Blurb

Inventor of LiL BeLLA metal clay humidifier. I am a metal clay artist and educator. I dream, I play, I teach... Best ever!

Interests

PMC,Art Clay,metal clay,silver clay,classes, workshops,cz,LiL BeLLA,jewelry, silver, mens jewelry, custom

Skills and Techniques

Ive been working with metal clay for nearly 10 years and teaching since 2004 when I also invented LiL BeLLA, the metal clay humidifier that sits on your work station.
I am fond of teaching people with no experience to keep them from developing bad habits that will need to be broken later.
I fuse glass for both household and jewelry use.
A former professional photographer, Im now taking pictures artistically. I live in the desert, which inspires both my jewelry and my photographs.

Get to Know

Donna is an honored metal clay artist and educator living in Scottsdale, AZ. She opened her first package of PMC in 2003, and never looked back. As she assisted students with their projects; she realized that helping others succeed was a most gratifying experience.

Donna offers classes, workshops and private lessons in the Phoenix area. She is now travelling to hold workshops, most recently in Sonoma, CA at the Sonoma Glass Art & Bead Festival, and the Manning House in Tucson, AZ, the Bead & Button Show in 2010 and ART Unraveled again in 2010.

Two of Donna's pieces were finalists in the 2007 and 2008 Saul Bell Design Award Competition. She was also a finalist in the Celebrating Beads, the Journey of Design Competition at the Bead Museum, Washington, DC. Her piece, Thru My Heart, was on display in the anti war medal show at the Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor ME.and in the 2010 PMC Guild Cultural Messages, Symbolism throughout the ages exhibit at Purdue University. Tiniwrap, a bronze clay piece was in Art of the Martini 8 at Zaruba and Zaruba Gallery Fredericksburg MD.

Donnas work has been published in Exceptional Works in Metal Clay and Glass, Wardell Publications. Her piece Queens Ransom, was the cover of the 2008 Art and Design of Metal Clay Calendar by Holly Gage. Donnas pieces are also in, Making Beads with Metal Clay, Barbara Becker Simon; Lark Books, and she is included in the Lark Books publication 30 Minute Earrings,spring 2010. Donna is also in Mary Hettsmanbergers Mixed Metal Jewelry.

LiL BeLLA PMC and Art Clay humidifier is Donnas invention. The early version was featured in Ce Ce Wires book, New Directions in Metal Clay by Lark Books. The LiL BeLLA has been sold worldwide.

You can find me at metalclayarts.com and my metalclayarts ebay store.

TEACHING ART IS LIKE CRAWLING THROUGH OTHERS IMAGINATIONS

Donna Lewis

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