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Lundela

Location

Westminster, Maryland, United States

Quick Blurb

Unique handmade porcelain clay beads and metalsmithed jewelry designs. Lundela specializes in exclusive wearable art.

Interests

Porcelain clay beads, sterling silver, hand stamping, metalsmithing, ceramic clay beads, dragonfly, sea turtle, bird, owl, heart, angel wing, wings, Steampunk, gears, pocket watch, beach, ocean, sand, surf, sea urchin, sun

Skills and Techniques

My porcelain clay beads are final fired to over 2,200 degrees F, for strength and durability. I am a metalsmith and offer unique sterling silver and mixed metal designs using various techniques, such as soldering, sawing, cutting, and hammering.

Get to Know

From the beginning, the process of transforming clay into a form has struck me as magical. Over the years, that process has lead me through a cycle of exploration to discovery. Making porcelain beads fills me with a sense of joy and accomplishment, and has proven a most amenable channel for translating inner vision to outer reality. I enjoy the repetitive nature of forming each individual porcelain bead. This repetitive nature of work frees my imagination to envision the embellishment process. The ornamentation of my beads leans toward earthy influences. The swirls of my slip trailing may be viewed as being similar to the delicate tendrils of a vine. As one strives to find balance in their life, I strive to find balance in my work. I have found this balance through the inclusion of celestial objects in my embellishments. Hence the impression of the sun, moon and stars found on some of my porcelain beads are a way of counterbalancing earthy influences. I view each bead as a little work of art! Enjoy!

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