Artists Q-Z > Jean Smith

My artistic interests include working with clay, creating jewelry, working with photographs, and experimenting with mixed media. I have been working as a full-time artist since 1985.

Clay:
I work with low and mid-range paper clay. All of the pieces I make are created out of slabs. Some of my work is functional, however most of it is decorative.
Jewelry:
My main emphasis is creating necklaces, bracelets, and earrings with old and ancient beads. I like the Ethnic look, but do some pieces in mid-century 'pop' themes.
Photography:
I have used my own color slide images to create Polaroid transfers in travel themes and collages, as well as straight documentation.
Mixed Media:
I use all of the above media to create collages, embellish existing items, or to create a themed piece of artwork

Horseracing, shrine, ceramic, mixed media
Mixed media
30" x 20" x 8"
$900
Polaroid transfer, handcolored, Italy, garden
Polaroid transfer
8" x 8"
$165
African trade beads, necklace, old beads, chevrons, old silver balls, bumble bee beads
African trade beads
20" length
$175
ceramic, gas-fired, handbuilt, stained, stack, floor piece
Mid-range paperclay
50" x 12" x 12"
$600