Many of the craft mediums which are employed by SCC members are ancient art forms that have evolved as technology has changed. Some techniques have not changed for hundreds of years. However, one of the newest craft art mediums is silver clay and precious metal clay. Silver clay was developed in Japan in 1990, which makes it just 24 years old! Considering ceramic pottery dates back to almost 30,000 years ago, this is an extremely new medium.
|These earrings are an example of precious metal clay, created by Tara Duckworth.|
|Earrings by Tara Duckworth.|
|"Lasting Impressions" by Tara Duckworth.|
In our SCC Fine Craft Boutique we feature the work of artist Tara Duckworth, who creates jewellery using silver clay. On top of her own work, Tara owns an art, craft and gift shop located in Regina called Solitude & Soul. She also does individualized jewellery by special order, such as her “Lasting Impressions,” which are pendants featuring the fingerprints of important family members or anyone one wishes to remember. This is just one of the many interesting uses of silver clay.
|Pendants by Tara Duckworth.|