Metal Clay Today Featured Artist

Wow!  I’ve been named Featured Artist for Metal Clay Today‘s Winter 2014 issue — and they were brave enough (or perhaps silly enough) to put my smilin’ mug on the magazine’s cover.  The on-line issue is out today at  I’m especially delighted because I’m the first person to be chosen who’s NOT a metal clay artist.  The work shown spans my jewelry and metal clay photography, along with a little bit of my travel and critter work.  There are even some shots of my wood carvings.

Metal Clay Today -SR Cover

MCT is a superb resource for the metal clay community and is deserving of support. Founder and editor Tes Shea and her team work diligently to make the wide world of metal clay seem more like a village and family.

So, my thanks to Tes and to Arli Wolfson, who put this article together.  I’m honored and really touched.

I’m saddened, however, because two good friends, Arli and Lori Phillips are leaving the magazine.  I wish them much success and happiness.  Since they’re both San Diegans, they’re not getting away that far or that easily…

Sharing the cover is amazing art by Barbara Whitehill (who created the octopus inside a naturalist’s cabinet) , Vanessa Backer (ceramic Tidepool bowls) and, of course, my way-better-half, Jonna Faulkner (with her Protector necklace).

The biggest reason why I love what I do?  I’m  constantly surrounded by gorgeous artwork and the creative people who make it happen.


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10 Responses to Metal Clay Today Featured Artist

  1. Bonnie Brors says:

    Congratulations, Steve!! What a wonderful article! I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading it. Your work is absolutely stunning, as always. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  2. Congratulations, That’s quite an honor.

  3. John says:

    Yeah, Steve.
    I’m very pleased that you are being recognized so well.

  4. kandra1 says:

    Steve I’m so happy for you you deserve being on the front cover of the magazine your work is beautiful!

  5. wellardell says:

    Steve, Congrats! You have real star power now! Love you!

    Sent from my iPad

  6. janspencley says:

    Congratulations Steve! But, I have always known that you are a star! Have also always loved that picture. Love you!!!

  7. I am so thrilled to see you on our cover!!!! Yes, I may have retired but you will never be able to get rid of us! Now I will have time to take one of Jonna’s classes! 🙂

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