Shelly North - Jewelry & Sculpture
Shelly grew up in a family of three generations of professional artists. She began by studying art with an emphasis in oil painting and pen and ink with her father who was a professional artist and an art teacher. She then took a variety of classes in different sketching, oil painting, and watercolor techniques throughout high school and college. Shelly later worked as a commercial artist for local print shops.
While living In California, Shelly studied porcelain painting with both water and oil colors, and using raised paste from a variety of artists including Felipe Pereira from Portugal. She also studied further into oil painting and watercolor during that time. More opportunities arose as she explored clays including metal, polymer, and porcelain at a variety of studios and with professional artist, Nancy Benedetti from San Diego, CA. Jewelry making techniques were also learned at a variety of studios and artists that include but not limited to beading, metals, clays, and wire wrapping.
"I have enjoyed all of these techniques and like mixing them together to create new and interesting pieces. Most of my time is currently spent on jewelry making using beading, clays, and metals."