Pam Sutton

Pam Sutton
Pam Sutton creates handmade glass jewelry, plus items for the home and garden. She believes in elegance through simplicity, combined with a focus on functional use. Her designs reflect harmony with nature and the occasional sly sense of humor. Each piece is handmade in Pam’s studio. She uses several glassmaking techniques including lampworking, which involves melting and shaping glass using a torch, kiln fusing and slumping, which is used to create plates, bowls, vases and jewelry, and coldworking for shaping and polishing a piece. Several of these techniques are often combined to form each object. Glassmaking was initially a means for Pam to attain balance in her life during a demanding career in high tech. Pam’s father and grandfather were woodworkers and she always thought she would pick up that skill. But she saw some beautiful glass in a San Francisco gallery and became aware of the emerging art glass movement in the United States. Glass captured her spirit instantly and, after taking a couple classes, she set up a small work area in her mother-in-law’s garage. As her skill level expanded and she needed more equipment to support the new techniques she was learning, Pam established a studio at home. After pursuing glassmaking on a part-time basis for several years, it has now become her second career. She has studied with some of today’s most experienced glassmakers and is constantly learning, experimenting, refining her skills and expanding her techniques.
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Pam Sutton Ocean Currents 4
Ocean Currents 4
Pam Sutton Sterling Pendant 1
Sterling Pendant 1
Pam Sutton Sterling Ring
Sterling Ring
Pam Sutton Pendant
Pam Sutton Silver Nugget
Silver Nugget
Pam Sutton Springtime
Pam Sutton Frolicking Jellyfish
Frolicking Jellyfish
Pam Sutton Verdegris Bowl
Verdegris Bowl
Pam Sutton Sutton 1
Sutton 1
Pam Sutton Sutton 4
Sutton 4
Pam Sutton Stripe 1
Stripe 1
Pam Sutton Orange Vase
Orange Vase
Sutton Pam Amethyst Rgb
Sutton Pam Triptic1 Rgb
  • As with anything I have done throughout the years, I jumped in to basketmaking with both feet and have tried most everything available. I have found you can make a basket out of almost anything.

  • My art consists of copper and brass media; it varies from flowers and plants to trays, plates, bowls, and wall hangings. Most of the materials have been rescued from the salvage yard.

  • I love the reflections of glass and the colors, just as water reflects and captures the intensity of a sunrise or sunset.

  • To me, realism is magic. Not only is the artist working with abstraction of design and color, but also with dimensionality. To create the illusion of depth and form on a flat surface is to observe, understand and recreate the physical aspects of light.

  • I enjoy designing landscapes, flora and fauna and hope to start adding structures and building in my quilts soon.

  • While continuing to paint and work in various forms of sculpture, my current focus is in papermaking and related fiber and book arts. Visitors to my Studio will have the opportunity to become personally involved in the process of making Handmade Paper from start to finish.

  • I am a 45 year resident of Nevada and have lived all over the world. My work is influenced by the sights and cultures of Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as well as all corners of the United States.

  • My name is Jim Annis and I am the owner of Your Family Rocking Chair. I am building a legacy for my family and yours, based on the values of family, fine craftsmanship and heirloom quality furniture.

  • JoAnn Lippert travels the world combining a passion for adventure travel and photography. Her passion for mountain climbing, trekking and whitewater rafting has taken her to all corners of the earth.

  • I’ve always enjoyed doing all kinds of craftwork from working with wood and needlework to beading and glass. I’ve been hooked on glass since the 1980’s when I took my first stained glass class.

  • Since my earliest airplane flights those forms and patterns have found their way into my designs. For years I focused on art glass, starting with leaded glass and then fused glass and etched glass. Recently I have been spending more time making jewelry.

  • The phrase “no job is too big or too small” certainly applies to my work as I have worked on all scales, including 1200sf of mosaic mural for the pools at the Peppermill, down to the small inspirational plaques that I make on a daily basis and take to local festivals.

  • After raising my son I became committed to re-exploring my love of painting. I began watercolor classes in February of 2008 and have been actively painting since.

  • I consider myself to be wildlife “portrait artist.” Whenever a photographer makes a portrait, timing is of great importance. The expression of the subject will make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful photograph.

  • Pam Sutton creates handmade glass jewelry, plus items for the home and garden. She believes in elegance through simplicity, combined with a focus on functional use.

  • I am a graduate of UCLA with a degree in studio art. While at UCLA I studied with Richard Diebenkorn, who greatly influenced my development at an artist.

  • Most of my work is very linear and precise with close attention to detail and finishing. And of course I like to add occasional whimsical creations.

  • The big Nevada skies, the rainbow of western mountain ranges and the huge palette of summer flower are the inspirations for my silk paintings. Working with silks and dyes has given me the perfect way to illustrate the world as I see it.

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  • Erik Holland

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