Inspiration Monday: November 2, 2009


Welcome to the second installment of Inspiration Monday.  This week takes me back to metalwork – my number two source of inspiration after nature uninterpreted.

This week I am featuring the work of Washington D.C. jewelry artist Gail Friedman.  I met Gail in June and just fell in love with her work.  I am also the proud owner of one of her cocoa pod pendants, pictured below. These pendants (which can be worn vertically or horizontally) were inspired by a cocoa pod.  They incorporate wonderful texture and a change in patina, as well as including interesting use of negative space.  I always get compliments when I wear my pod.  A great interpretation of the natural world.

Gail Friedman cocoapod series

Gail Friedman cocoapod series

Have an inspiring Monday!

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About Claytastic

Health coach. Writer. Teacher. Artist. Living an amazing life with MS. Interested in bringing peace and beauty into people's lives.
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2 Responses to Inspiration Monday: November 2, 2009

  1. Beth says:

    Trees and animals are always big on my inspiration list, but when it comes to what other craftsman are doing, I think basketry comes high on my inspiration list. Some of the basketry that’s being done now is *so* lovely! 😀

    • claytastic says:

      Beth, I agree with you. Your comment reminds me of a basket that I recently saw that I just loved. I will have to post that some Monday. Indeed, I have been experimenting with basket forms. Most have clay handles but I made one this weekend that will take a twig handle I intend to craft out of grape and kiwi vines that I prune in February. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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