|About My Art
I enjoy sharing what I know about Precious Metal Clay and related techniques. I'm hoping by sharing that knowledge, I can help others to enjoy working with Precious Metal Clays as much as I do. Here are some of the articles that I have written and some of the publications that have been kind enough to include my jewelry.
Metal Clay Fusion, a book by Gordon Uyehara. Released March 2012. Featured artwork: Nouveau Vizsla, page 32; Winter Dance II, page 45; Greek Goddess of Love page 52. This book covers Gordon's signature techniques and his philosophy about creating in Metal Clay.
Silver Accessories Contest 2011 Exhibit Catalog, a book by Art Clay World. Released March 2012. Featured work: If I Could Fly, page 30
PMC Guild Annual, Volume 5, a book by Jeanette Landernwitch and et. al. Released October 2011.
Featured artwork: If I Could Fly page 50, and Another Dimension page 93. This book is a fabulous tribute to Metal Clay jewelry artists from around the world.
Best of America Jewelry Artists, by Kennedy Publishing
Featured artwork: Lady Liberty, World Harmony, Stormy Ice Glacier on pages 121 & 122 (release Summer 2010)
This fabulous book has artwork from many accomplished American Jewelry Artisans featuring a variety of medium.
PMC Guild Annual, Volume 4, a book by Jeanette Landernwitch and et. al. Released October 2010.
Featured artwork: Deco Necklace, Nouveau Viszla, Ze French Connection. This book is a fabulous tribute to Metal Clay jewelry artists from around the world.
PMC Guild Annual, Volume 3, a book by Jeanette Landernwitch and et. al. Released October 2009.
Featured artwork: Stormy Ice Glacier, Lady Liberty, World Harmony on pages 47, 74, 112. This book is a fabulous tribute to Metal Clay jewelry artists.
Metal Clay Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration by Barbara Becker Simon, Released April 2009
Featured in the “Gallery” is a Titanium and Metal Clay pendant, called, African Warrior Shield. When you combine two wonderful topics like metal clay and beading, and then add one of the most talented and respected artists in the business, you’ve got a winning combination. In Metal Clay Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration , a unique, comprehensive reference, Barbara Becker Simon treats readers to 22 outstanding metal clay bead projects. Learn how to add gemstones, glass, and other objects; use molded and carved texture plates; etch photos into a surface; develop rich patinas; and more. The projects are both timely and sophisticated.
Setting Stones in PMC , a book by Jeanette Landenwitch.
Release: TBA. Featured on page 69 is a Crystalline Tianium and Silver Metal Clay pendant called, "Strength" and on page 85 is a pendant entitled, "Winter Dance" Setting Stones in Metal Clay is focused on the topic of setting gems and promises to enrich the field and become a standard reference for metal clay artists around the world
PMC Guild Annual, Volume 2, a book by Jeanette Landernwitch and et. al. Released October 2008.
I was lucky enough to be selected as a juror for this book along with well-know artists Maggie Bergman, Claire Holliday and Alan Revere. The pages are filled with new innovative work stretching the boundaries of creativity and design. It is documenting a revolution in jewelry making in the works. You can find a bit about the jurors and two works of mine in the preface of the book.
Picture Yourself Making Metal Clay Jewelry by Tammy Powley. Released May 2008. Featured in the “Gallery” pages 215 - 216.
Picture Yourself Creating Metal Clay Jewelry is a book with projects, tips and techniques for low fire clay. That means no expensive kiln needed! It allows the newbie to make finished jewelry and it also has several projects for the more advanced. Included is a bonus DVD. Thanks Tammy for including my work.
PMC Guild Annual, Volume 1, a book by Jeanette Landernwitch and et. al
Released October 2007, Page 20, 36, 89, Back Cover.
PMC Guild Annual, Volume 1 is an annual showcase of exceptional work in PMC. Artists from around the world were invited with over 1000 submissions. Of those only 56 artists were selected and I was thrilled to be one of them.
Metal Clay Jewelry, a book by Louise Duhamel
Released September 2006. Featured in the Gallery is a titanium and Precious Metal Clay pendant, Metal Clay Jewelry is an excellent "How to" book with innovative projects and techniques. Louise put together a great set of diverse projects and I was certainly proud to be selected for her gallery section.
Metal Clay Jewelry 2012 (Art Jewelry Magazine Special)
Featured artwork: Fallen Pods. Gallery page 40
Art Clay Society Quarterly, Summer/Autumn 2011
Featuring artwork: Dandritic Locket Pendant, page 22; Kinetic Movement, page 25
Metal Clay Jewelry 2011 (Lapidary Journal
Articles: Bezel Setting Like a Pro and Floating Mother of Pearl Necklace by Holly Gage
Art Clay Society Quarterly, Winter 2011
Featuring "World Harmony"
Making Jewellery, December 2010
Workshop Review: Repoussé Effects with Holly Gage
Dawn Lawn reports on a two day course at the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery
Metal Clay Today Summer Edition 2010
Featured Artist & Profile. Featured artwork: Nouveau Viszla, Ze French Connection, Natures Renewal, Secret Places, Prima Donna, Victorian Caned necklace, Caned Earrings on pages 6 - 8. This magazine is a super Metal Clay artist's resource.
Bead Unique, Spring 2010
Article: Negative Space Caning with Metal Clay on pages 60 - 63. Featured artwork: Complex Caned Necklace, Gentle Wave, Caned Earrings, Caned Resin filled pendant.
Step buy Step Wire Jewelry 2010
Product Picks and Review: Domed Bead Caps, Large Floral Pressed Bead Caps by Holly Gage
4rd Annual Beads 2009
Editors Top Picks for beading components and pendants : Pondering Dreams, Mother's Garden, Day at the Arboretum. by Holly Gage.
Art Clay Quarterly, Spring 2009
Featured Artwork: Lady Liberty Gone Wild on page 11
Metal Clay Artist Magazine, July 2009
Featured Artwork: Nouveau Viszla on page 41
3rd Annual Beads 2008
Editors Top Picks for beading components and pendants “Dakota Grasshopper;” “Butterfly Wings;” “Secret Places;” “Botanical Silver Components Collection: Pod Charm, Domed Bead Caps, Floral S-Link, and Funky Spiral ” by Holly Gage.
Bead Unique Summer 2008
Bead Synergy Project and Product Review, Pressed Bead Caps .
Featured artwork: In perspective,
Craft Report, March 2008
Insight on Jewelry, Natures Renewal by Holly Gage,
Step by Step Wire, Spring 2008
Article, Titanium and Wire Wrapped Leather Necklace by Holly Gage, Page 19
Step by Step Beads
News and Views, Botanical Sterling Silver Components by Holly Gage, page 63
Bead Arts Award Winners, Second Place “Sea Urchin”, page 68
Art to Wear Tapestry Article: Journey to find my Artistic Voice, July/August 2007, Page 96
Article: Freeformed Titanium, by Holly Gage, April, 2007, Page 24 - 26
Article: Step by Step, Focal Titanium Pendant: Free formed crystalline titanium set in metal clay, by Holly Gage, April, 2007, Page 42 - 46
Featured in Cool Stuff: Gage Designs Botanical Bead Caps and S-Clasp, by Holly Gage, February - March, 2007, Page 16
Featured in Bring on the Beads: Lillies at Dusk and Ocean Swirl Soul Companion Beads, by Holly Gage, October, 2007, Page 51
Featured in What's New: When Peace Talks Pendant by Holly Gage, July 2006, Page 17
Featured in an article titled Inspired Design: When Peace Talks Pendant by Holly Gage, Summer 2006, page 6
Article: Beauty and the Beastly Smell: Liver or Sulfur, by Holly Gage, May, 2006, Page 65 - 70
Reading Eagle Newspaper, Reading, PA
Business Section: PEACEMAKER, Artist Promotes Goodwill through Designs and Charity, Page D8, January 9, 2006
Articles: Floating Mother of Pearl Necklace, by Holly Gage, January, 2006, Page 44 - 49
New Age Retailer
Announced 2005 Narcissus Award Winners: The When Peace Talks Pendant was featured as one of the top 30 in Mind Body and Spirit Gifts, New Year/Visions Issue, 2006, page 30
Featured: Soul Companion Bead, Party Fiesta by Holly Gage, Fall 2005, Vol. 8, No. 3, page 10
Featured: When Peace Talks Bracelet and Pendant in Hot Stuff, cool stuff you'll want, September, 2005, page 72
Featured: When Peace Talks Pendant in "Facets", September 2005, page 12
Art Jewelry Magazine
Featured: When Peace Talks Pendant in Gallery, September 2005, page 59
Gifts & Decorative Accessories
Featured: When Peace Talks Jewelry Collection in Gifts & Dec Products Wire, July, 2005
Museums and More
Featured: When Peace Talks Pendant, Spring 2005, page 34
New Age Retailer
Featured: When Peace Talks Pendant, Trade Show, Vol. 19, No 4, 2005, page 145
Featured: When Peace Talks Pendant in Spa Radar, a look at the latest spa trends, offerings and retail items, May 2005, page 77
Featured: When Peace Talks Pendant in Hot Stuff, cool stuff you'll want, April, 2005, page 68
Article: Fine Silver Settings by Holly Gage, Fall 2004, Vol. 7, No. 3, page 8
Featured: PMC Opal and pearl pendant, Summer 2004, Vol. 7, No. 2, page 11
Featured Artist Holly Gage and Blue Iris with Wandering Vines and Flower Buds, Winter 2002, Vol. 5, No. 4, page 17
AJM, the Authority on Jewelry Manufacturing
Featured: When Peace Talks Pendant, July 7/04, Page 36