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Julie

Taborn

Julie’s experience and knowledge of fused glass spans a period of 17 years. She has developed her skills over the years by experimenting and self-directed study in her home studio and through attending formal glass art classes. In her process the glass is cut, shaped, stacked, and then fused together in a glass kiln. Julie creates both functional and decorative glass art.

She has participated in many juried exhibits in the Midwest and continues to be inspired by the natural forms we view and experience in nature.

Most recently, Julie has stretched herself to learn how to create organic-like jewelry using Silver Precious Metal Clay with inclusions of fused glass. She says, “I am addicted to the tactile experience of PMC and the ease of how you can mold this clay into the highest quality of sparkling silver available on the market!”

Julie is certified in PMC by the Sawtooth School of Art located in North Carolina. The process of working with Precious Metal Clay involves rolling the clay onto a work surface and designing shapes using an exacto knife, then pressing various textures into the clay for interest. The clay must dry out before placing it into the kiln. After firing the clay in the kiln, it comes out as .999 sparkling silver! Julie uses only sterling silver findings for her new PMC creations!

FUSED ART GLASS + PRECIOUS METAL CLAY JEWELRY