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Welcome to All Things Metal Clay, a wide ranging discussion of, well, all things metal clay, and oodles more.

I cover business issues, such as home shows and online selling; jewelry tourism, techniques, sources and educational options for those who want to learn jewelry making.

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Elaine Luther is an artist, writer and specialty tool manufacturer. Elaine began making jewelry in junior high school, no, before that, re-making jewelry and projects involving fishing swivels.

She began studying metalsmithing in college at the University of Iowa. She continued her studies at Columbia College and in two apprenticeships.

She began teaching metalsmithing in 1992 and has taught at numerous art centers including Lillstreet Art Center and the Indianapolis Art Center. She began teaching Precious Metal Clay in 1997 and was certified by the PMC Guild in 1999. She became a level one instructor with Art Clay in 2005.

Elaine has been interviewed in articles in Bead and Button, The Crafts Report, AJM (published by the Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America), Studio PMC, and Fusion. Her jewelry has been pictured in Studio PMC and she has had articles published in Studio PMC. She has had two step by step articles published in Art Jewelry Magazine, and one step by step article published by Art Jewelry Magazine online.

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Exhibitions:
Visaural October 2015
Nave Gallery, Boston, Mass

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? FEBRUARY 2015
Zenith Art Studios, River Forest, Illinois

SOLO EXHIBITION, OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL HOUSEWORK, FEBRUARY 2015
Green Home Experts, Oak Park, Illinois

HOLIDAY SHOW, DECEMBER 2014
Zenith Art Studios, Illinois

REVOLUTION CRAFT SHOW, NOVEMBER 2014
Salvage One, Illinois

SOLO EXHIBITION, OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL HOUSEWORK, JULY 2014
Oak Park Public Library, Dole Branch, Oak Park, Illinois

SOLO EXHIBITION, OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL HOUSEWORK, MARCH 2014
Chicago Public Library, West Englewood Branch, Chicago, Illinois
TEXT, SEPTEMBER 2013
Gallery 659, Whiting, Indiana

PUBLIC/PRIVATE SHOW, JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2013
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

MODULAR 22, OCTOBER 2012
Studio 22, Berwyn, Illinois

20 NEIGHBORHOODS, OCTOBER 2012
WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, MARCH 2012
Flourish Studios, Chicago, Illinois

MAMA SAID, MARCH 2012
Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho

SOLO SHOW, YOU OUGHTA GET A MEDAL FOR THAT, JAN.-FEB. 2012
Harold Washington Library, Chicago, Illinois

POINTE OF DEPARTURE, JANUARY 2012
Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, Illinois

PETRI DISH SHOW, DECEMBER 2011
Target Gallery,Torpedo Factory,Alexandria,Virginia

A TESTIMONY TO BEING, OCTOBER 2011
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

MOTHERS SHOW, DECEMBER 2010
Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

EL DIA DE LOS MEURTOS, OCTOBER 2007
Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

ANTI-WAR MEDAL SHOW, OCTOBER 2007
Gallery I/O, New Orleans, Louisiana

FACULTY EXHIBIT, SEPTEMBER 2007
Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

FACULTY EXHIBIT, JANUARY 2007
Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

EL DIA DE LOS MEURTOS, OCTOBER 2006
Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

FACULTY EXHIBIT, FEBRUARY 2003
Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

FABRICATED, FORMED AND FUNCTIONAL, DECEMBER 2002
Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

THE ART OF GIVING, DECEMBER 2002
Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale, Illinois

FUSION 2001 THE ART OF METAL CLAY, FEBRUARY 2001
Expressions Graphics, Oak Park, Illinois

ART IN THE PARK, MAY 1998, 1999
Austin Gardens, Oak Park, Illinois

HOLIDAY GROUP SHOW, DECEMBER 1997
Art and Soul Gallery, Elmhurst, Illinois

ONGOING
Illinois Artisans Shops, Chicago, Springfield, Illinois

Photo Credit: Tirzah Spang (c) 2010

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