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[New Orchid Gallery] Lisa Gallagher

Artist: Lisa Gallagher
Orchid Gallery:

I live with my husband and two small children in beautiful central
PA. I work in a variety of media, but I focus mainly on jewelry
making. I started learning the craft in 1998, at a community arts
center near where I lived, in the Atlanta, GA area. From there I was
a guest student for two years at the Goldschmiedeschule in Pforzheim,
Germany. Since returning to the US, I have still managed to take
classes now & then, and have also started teaching some basic
classes. I enjoy learning by all sorts of methods, whether it be
classes, books, on-line resources, conversing with other artists, or
just plain experimentation. My jewelry pieces are quite varied, both
in style and technique, and most all are one-of-a-kind. With few
exceptions, all of the pieces are made by hand from start to finish,
including the clasps, settings, chains, and many of the beads. My
favorite technique is Russian Filigree, I love the intricate detail
in the work, and I also like that very few people here in the US do
it. Although I still work mostly in silver, I have recently started
to add more gold to my work, especially with the filigree. I will
soon start to experiment, as well, with precious metal clay,
enameling and fused glass.

#01: Filigree Pendant; Fine Silver, Sterling Silver, Azurite

#02: Thai Weave Bracelet; Fine Silver, Sterling Silver

#03: Repousse Leaf Earrings; Sterling Silver, Freshwater Pearls

#04: Filigree Ring; Fine Silver, Sterling Silver, Labradorite

#05: Knit Chain Necklace with Reversable Pendant; Fine Silver,
Sterling Silver, Polymer Clay

#06: Chainmaille Bracelet; Sterling Silver, Sodalite