[Welcome] New Members for March 8, 2010

Please welcome our newest members!

Noralie M Katsu
Katsu Studios
Mt. Airy, MD. USA

I have been a landscape painter for many years, although I studied
life and portrait painting at the Corcoran School of Art in
Washington, DC. About 15 years ago I started making collaged jewelry
using mineral specimens and antique buttons. When our new art center
in Frederick, Maryland offered jewelry classes, I signed up and have
been working with silver and semi-precious stones ever since. I am
fascinated by the patterns and colors in the stones and with
creating 3-D work in silver, such as reticulation, repousse’ and