Kristie Miller McMahon Jewelry Artist Clarks Summit, PA
570-905-4255
Kristie

Wearable art and adornment have always been a passion of mine. I am drawn to create studio jewelry because of the inspiring works of Alexander Calder and contemporary artist Lynne Merchant. 

The materials I use include glass beads, lapidary and natural stone, silver, and precious metal clay. The techniques I use are simple ones. Because I manipulate thicker gauged wire into strong connections and shapes, I do not need soldering to maintain strength and form. When using precious metal clay, I work the clay infused with minute silver grains to form three-dimensional pieces, then kiln-fire into solid fine silver jewelry. My overall color palette reflects the sentient hues of nature and warm natural skin tones.

The interesting patterns, textures, and shapes of our environment provide the creative spark for my work. Every summer, while vacationing on a rugged Canadian island, I often collect fascinating treasures of odd stones, twigs, feathers, or bones. Every winter, I travel to the mountains of Tucson where the stark landscape and dramatic sunsets bring new energy to my work. The titles of my pieces are usually the names of an island, canyon, or peak of particular beauty.

My goal is to create a wearable piece of art that reflects the values, personality, and style of the individual.

For more information write to
info@kristiemillermcmahon.com

or review my current Resume

                 

Shown below are examples of my work. All pieces are one of a kind wearable art. 
Copperhead Beach Moose Deer Point Fire and Ice John's Catch
Copperhead Beach Moose Deer Point Fire and Ice John's Catch
Animal Tracks Deerhorn The Watchers Red Forest Cheer
Animal Trax Deerhorn The Watchers Red Forest
Gravel Pond Twelve Mile Desert Soul The Narrows
Gravel Pond Twelve Mile Desert Soul The Narrows
Eight Moons Facet Georgian Bay Lantern Fob
Eight Moons Facet Georgian Bay Lantern Fob
Woods Bay Somerset Roma Pink Swirl
Woods Bay Somerset Roma Pink Swirl
Pearl Ring Grass Rings Deerfoot
Pearl Ring Grass Rings Deerfoot


Artist Resume

 

Education:
1981 Bloomsburg University, B.S. Management
1992-1998 Workshops with national artists: focus on painting, sculpture, and polymer clay
1999-2006 Lampwork Glass Workshops: Corning Glass, Kate Fowle-Melany, Jim Smircich, Sharon Carlucci, Lauri Copeland
1999-2010 Metalworking Workshops: Lynne Merchant, Connie Fox, Sharon Carlucci, Doug Salmon, Susan Lenart Kazmer, Celie Fago, Martha and Ed Biggar
Certifications:
2008 Precious Metal Clay Certification with Tim McCreight
Organizations:
Artist For Art (AFA), Scranton, PA
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Lancaster, PA
Precious Metal Clay Guild, Denville, NJ
Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), Eugene, OR
Women's Artist Exchange, Scranton, PA
Shows:
2004-2006  Hunger for the Arts, Marywood College, Scranton, PA
2006 Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional, juried exhibit, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA
2007 “A Confluence of Artists”, Second Floor Gallery, Marquis Art and Frame, Wilkes Barre, PA
2008 Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional, juried exhibit, Marywood College, Scranton, PA
2009 “Focus”, Butternut Gallery, Montrose, PA
“Artscene”, Philip Hone Gallery, Honesdale, PA
2010 Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Art Show, juried exhibit, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA
“Art of Craft”, Artworks, Scranton, PA
2011 2011 “Inside Outside”, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA