The following attachment is a PDF file which is my current resume. This resume shows my teaching experience as a volunteer, substitute, workshop instructor, and various other venues. It also contains information of shows and art exhibits I have participated in as well as publications I have been involved with. Past job experiences are included. Not all volunteer experiences are included; that would take up too much room.
I am a metal artist. I have been working in metal since I was 12 years old. I was first known as a tinsmith while I lived in Ohio. When I moved to Arizona in 2005 I had difficulty finding the base metal I used to work with, (which is what is used for under slate roofs in the east). The last few years I worked in tin I was incorporating recycled metal with the tin into my sculptures.
I also tinker with other recycled materials. Some of these can be found under Misc. Art works. But I have to admit I love working in metals.
While we (my husband and I) were building our house I noticed a lot of scrap copper wire being left by the electricians. I started to work with the wire and created a line of work that I sell under the name of CurlyCU. My copper gate that I made has led me into more directions to go with my desire to work in metal. Now that I have welding equipment, I am expanding on larger projects using steel and copper. I am also working on a line of recycled metal art using found metal objects.
During the years 2008 and 2009 I attended the University of Arizona to get and M.Ed. so that I may teach secondary art. I like working with middle school and high school students. They seem to inspire my own work and I love seeing their perspective of art and the world around them. My hopes are to find either a part time or full time position within an hour drive of our new home. I love teaching and making art. Teaching is inspirational and a continuous learning process. This is necessary for an eager learner like me. Making art is like breathing; it is a must for my own survival and sanity.
To view the rest of this portfolio, just look for the different sections to your right and click on them. The top section is about teaching, the second section is about my art works. The third section has links to some of the galleries where I sell my work.
To contact me or send me a comment go to the Ordering/Purchasing for the information.
As you browse through this portfolio you can enlarge any photo by just clicking on it. Click on your back button to return to the page.