Joan Z. Horn
I graduated with a BFA in metalsmithing from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Joan Z. Metalwork premiered in 1990. I love working in my studio, and my hands feel most at home when they have a pliers in them. Tools that were never intended for jewelry lead me into whole new directions. I question my auto mechanic about devices he uses. When the plumber comes for household repairs I inspect his tubing cutters and torch tip. A tube wringer from a dental supply catalog inspires new lines of jewelry. I visualize everything in the world as if it were a piece of jewelry. Musical notes from the sheet music in choir become a brooch pattern. Gates in Barcelona become a pendant. My jewelry pieces are studies in line, color and movement.
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