Pat Evans: Jewelry Artist
I’m Pat Evans, a jewelry designer, teacher and writer from Gilroy, CA. who is inspired by the vast diversity that is my home state of California. The colors, shapes and textures of California start a dance with my creative process that results in one-of-a-kind jewelry that is both modern and timeless. Following recent trips to Mexico, driving across the United States, and cruising through the Panama Canal, my work is growing to include the symbolism and jewelry traditions of native peoples of North and South America, as well.
I work in glass, silver, copper, bronze, and precious or semiprecious gemstones. I love to use local stones, such as Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper or Big Sur jade alongside precious gems such as sapphires and rubies. I also incorporate the colors of nature in my work with fused glass, gemstones, resin and enamel. I love combining vivid color with the textures I create in silver and other metals.
I teach classes in my studio, Creator Haven, in Watsonville, CA, as well as at bead shows across the country. Contact me for information on current and upcoming classes.
I am Senior Editor for Metal Clay Today ezine (www.MetalClayToday.com), in which you will find my column on Creative Inspirations. I have also been published by Lark Books, Fired Arts and Crafts Magazine, and Metal Clay Artist Magazine.