Kristina Chadwick

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Introduction A scientist by day, I find pottery and jewelry a relaxing, creative escape. There is nothing like feeling the clay move through your hands as you challenge centrifugal force, pull up a cylinder, and watch a mound of mud transformed into a beautiful ceramic vessel. I have been making wheel-thrown pottery for about 15 years. I primarily make functional ceramic pieces in the mid-fire range using a variety of commercial glazes and an electric kiln. And because I also need something to do while watching TV, my second creative outlet is jewelry. I’ve been making jewelry for more than 25 years and love anything that can be jazzed up with the sparkle of crystals. My favorite techniques are bead stitching, chain-maille and wire-wrapping. Maximizing my investment in a kiln, I also make fused glass and silver jewelry out of Precious Metal Clay. PMC is an awesome product that starts as a malleable clay which can be formed into almost any shape you can imagine and becomes 99.9% silver when fired in the kiln. Hope you enjoy learning about me and my favorite activities. Visit my shop: http://www.KristinaChadwick.etsy.com Follow me on Twitter: @KDChadwick