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Inspiration & how my interest began(YAK)

Marjorie: That was a sweet story.Thanks for shareing it.

I was 16 years old. I loved art class in school. I was making a
sculpture of the anatomy of a standing man. My art teacher was
pulling out some dust covered casting equipment from the storage
closet. He asked me if I wanted to try my hand at making some
jewelry. I replied, “no”. I was the middle of that sculpture and
could see no further than it at that moment. Well, he persuaded me
to give it a try when he explained that wax carving was like
sculpting,just on a smaller scale. I’m so glad he did. I found the
entire process very intrigueing and went on to make alot of really
ugly rings and items with crude finishes and rough edges. I wish I
still had them. After I graduated from high school in 1981, I went
on to graduate from the watch repair and the jewelry technology
programs at Paris junior college, Paris texas.

I am still learning everyday.
Michael Mathews Victoria,Texas USA