Katharine Prejean
I have experimented with all sorts of arts and crafts, from sewing, to crocheting and quilting, to cross stitching, to smocking, to stained glass. I have done papier-mâché ornaments and even attempted acrylic painting! But I never pursued these for very long because I didn't feel any of the mediums truly connected to my artistic self or even expressed my personal creativity. My artistic self was dormant and waiting to be expressed.

 

So the search continued until 2007, when I attended an introductory class creating jewelry using silver metal clay taught by a local artist. This was an instant love affair! I found my artistic voice. I was hooked, and have never looked back.

 

I am not formally trained as a jeweler. My creativity, long dormant, began to evolve, filling that small void in my completeness! The fundamental need to express myself using my God given gift or talent is blossomed. My creativity, my dreams fulfilled!

 

Most of my creations have metal clay as its focal point. Metal clay is a clay-like medium used to make jewelry, beads and small sculpture. It consists of very small particles of metals, such as silver, bronze, copper, gold or platinum, mixed with an organic binder and water. Metal clay can be shaped and textured just like any soft clay, by hand or using moulds. After drying, it can be fired in a variety of ways including a kiln, or with a handheld gas torch. The binder burns away, leaving the pure, sintered metal. I am a member of Louisiana Craft Guild.

 

PMC Certification through Rio Rewards - 2011

 

http://kpdesigns.weebly.com/

 

INTRODUCTION TO PMC3 METAL CLAY
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
September 8, 2018 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
Also offered
December 1, 2018

 

A TOUCH OF GOLD

Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
September 9, 2018 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
Also offered
December 2, 2018


PMC3 - Beyond the Basics
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
January 28, 2018 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)


INTRODUCTION TO BRONZE CLAY

Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
April 29, 2018 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

 

PMC EARRINGS
Saturday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
December 16, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)


PMC PENDANT
Saturday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
September 23, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)


PMC RINGS
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
July 16, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

 

INTRODUCTION TO PMC 960
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PMC LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION COURSE
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PMC LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE
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ADVANCED ARTISTRY IN PMC - Complex Hollow Core Bead
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ADVANCED ARTISTRY IN PMC -Link Bracelet

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ADVANCED ARTISTRY IN PMC

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PMC3 - Creating Your Own Texture Sheets & Molds For Use In Your PMC Creations

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