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Terry Kovalcik, Metalsmithing and Jewelry

Terry Kovalcik

Terry Kovalcik brings more than 40 years of experience as an artist/maker to his metal clay jewelry. From 2004-2014, he was a Senior PMC instructor for the RioRewards® Program. Terry also travels internationally, teaching a variety of beginner-thru-master-level metal clay classes throughout the US, England, Canada and Japan—including classes for metal clay conferences and the University of the Arts PIE program. He began the Facebook group, Metal Clay Now, in 2015. This private group provides a place for metal clay enthusiasts to learn and inspire others in the community. It has grown to over 13.5K members in five years—the largest metal clay group on social media today. Terry has been featured in more than a dozen books, including some authored by Tim McCreight, Cece Wire, Barbara Becker Simon, Jeanette Landenwitch, and Linda Kaye-Moses. In the PMC Technic, he is one of ten featured metal clay artists who were invited to write about their unique creative approach to PMC. He wrote about viscosity painting—his specialty—a technique that involves slip-trail painting with PMC paste. Terry was also included in a paper presented by Helga van Liepsig for "The Santa Fe Symposium" in 2016. His work can also be seen in a number of Lark publications including "Bronze Metal Clay: Explore a New Material with 35 Projects" by Yvonne Padilla, Lark Studio Series: "500 Earrings", "The Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration" and "Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers: The Complete Technique Guide" by Sue Heaser. His work has received praise from numerous metal clay associations and publications for its superb craftsmanship and fine detail. In 2017, he had his first a one-man show, "Terry Kovalcik: Metal Clay—A Curious Contradiction" at the Mills Gallery at Central College in Pella, Iowa. He was a finalist in the prestigious "Saul Bell Design" awards for 2015, and received first place at the "Cultural Symbolism" show at Purdue University in 2010 and second place at "Fusion 2001" in Chicago. His work has been published both domestically and internationally.

Classes with Terry Kovalcik