jackie simmonds

I am a working artist and craftsperson;   as a painter, I am a full signature member of the Pastel Society of America whose work has been sold all over the world, together with prints of my paintings, and art instruction books and videos, many of which have been translated into various languages.  I have won several awards for my paintings over the years.  I also work with enamel on copper, producing bowls and panels, each of which is a one-off.  The random effects of high-firing in a kiln, and the glorious colours I can achieve with the process, fascinate me.    I also make  ceramic items and am beginning to learn how to create fused glass pieces.  My learning as an artist never stops… I love to create things of beauty, I consider myself an on-going “work in progress”!

I am a working artist and craftsperson;   as a painter, I was elected to full signature membership of the Pastel Society of America;  my work has been sold all over the world, together with prints of my paintings, and art instruction books and videos, many of which have been translated into various languages.  I have won several awards for my paintings over the years.  I also work with enamel on copper, producing bowls and panels, each of which is a one-off.  The random effects of high-firing in a kiln, and the glorious colours I can achieve with the process, fascinate me.    I also now work with glass - glass fusing -  this evolved naturally from my work with enamelling, since glass fusing involves firing in a kiln. I particularly love working with transparent rather than opaque glass since it reminds me of my early days of working with watercolours, which also rely on transparency for many of their beautiful effects .  One of my glass pieces was selected for exhibition by the Contemporary Glass Society in the UK.  My learning as an artist never stops... I love to create things of beauty, I consider myself an on-going "work in progress"!

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