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Terry Kovalcik, Metalsmithing and Jewelry

Terry Kovalcik

Terry has been involved in art for more than 35 years working as an illustrator and a designer—adding metal clay art to his repertoire about thirteen years ago. In addition to his role as a Senior PMC instructor for the RioRewards® Program, Terry travels internationally, teaching a variety of beginner-thru-master-level metal clay classes, including classes for the University of the Arts PIE program.

Terry has received numerous awards for his masterful metal clay creations, including first place at the Cultural Symbolism show at Purdue University in 2010 and second place at Fusion 2001 in Chicago. His work is highly recognized among the Metal Clay community for its superb craftsmanship and fine detail.

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. 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, 500 Earrings, Lark Studio Series: Earrings and The Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration. His work was recently published in Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers: The Complete Technique Guide by Sue Heaser.

Classes with Terry Kovalcik