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Introducing - Margaret K. Berrier


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Name: Margaret K. Berrier
Email: @mglyph
Address: Sanity Silversmithing
Houston, TX 77080

I received a B.A. in Art from Indiana University where I studied jewel=
ry
design and silversmithing under Alma Eikerman and Helen Shirk. More
recently I began taking classes at Glassel in Houston, Texas under San=
dy
Zilker and Jan Harrell My "SILVERGLYPHS "are made by using the techni=
ques
of piercing, construction, forming, etching. While I was at Glassel I
began doing enameled images. I=92m fascinated by archeology and natur=
e and
have studied the ancient cultures of Central America and the Southwes=
t for
almost twenty-five years. Native American rock art caught my interes=
t
when I participated in a field trip in 1986 to sites in Utah. Since =
then,
I have continued to research, record and photograph other rock art si=
tes
in Utah as well as Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico=
,
Nevada, Texas, and Wyoming. I have also visited sites in Sonora,
Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Baja in Mexico. My interest has grown to inc=
lude
rock art of the world. “My SILVERGLYPHS are based on actual images ma=
de
by ancient peoples. Looking for petroglyphs and pictographs is an
adventure. I=92m inspired by these magical images. I feel like the a=
ncient
artists are trying to communicate with us. I like to maintain the
archeological validity of the designs. I try to make each piece a spir=
itual
creation as well as an artistic one.”