About Me



Sculpting unrefined glass, metals and other materials into unique objects of beauty is a transformative experience. The powerful heat required to fuse these elements arouses my creative spirit and focuses my artistry. The results are colorful and decorative designs that exemplify my own distinctive sense of passion and refinement. My work blends dissimilar elements and materials into detailed, flowing and harmonious articles and jewelry meant to be worn, admired and cherished. My current personal focus includes  fused glass set in silver clay, mixed metal clay, and enameling on copper and silver, though my range of interests and thirst for new techniques has also driven me to incorporate Argentium, sterling and wood into my repertoire

I am a Master Instructor for Art Clay World and teach Metal Clay in several locations in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as at many annual festivals held throughout the country including Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas, NV and Bead & Button in Milwaukee, WI.  My step-by-step, project articles appear frequently in Jewelry Artist/Lapidary Journal magazine (see list below). I am as dedicated to teaching as I am to my craft. Throughout my many years of teaching, I have found great joy in guiding others as they open new doors to creative expression.

Publication List for Arlene Mornick

16 Important Facts About Setting Stones in Metal Clay; Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, January/February 2017

Metal Clay Enameled Basket Ring coauthored with Anat Silvers;  How to Enamel Jewelry Published by INTERWEAVE.COM December 2016

Metal Clay Enameled Channel Ring coauthored with Anat Silvera;  How to Enamel Jewelry published by INTERWEAVE..COM December 2016

Linked Metal Clay Bracelet With Stones;  Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, November 2016

Metal Clay Hinged Locket; Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, January/February 2016

 Moving Metal Clay Ring; Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, April 2015

Metal Clay Double spinner Ring;  Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, April 2015

Mixed Metal Shadow Box; Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, July 2014

Silver and Leather Earrings: Sheet or Clay; Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, December 2013

Enameled Copper and Silver Clay Pendant; Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, April 2013

Silver Clay and Wire Ring; Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, April 2012 (Project jewelry on cover of magazine)

Colorful Inked Earrings; Easy Metal Clay- a special publication of Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, April 2011

Copper and Silver Clay Linked Bracelet; Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, July 2011

Mixed Metal Clay Earrings; Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, November 2010

Dichroic Glass & Metal Clay Ring; Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, November 2008

Double the Pleasure; Step by Step Jewelry, Winter 2007 (reprint)*

Double the Pleasure; Step by Step Beads, December 2004*

Wearing It My Way; Jewelry Arts & Lapidary Journal, May 2006*

Watch This!; Step by Step Jewelry, Winter 2006 (reprint)*

Watch This!; Jewelry Arts Lapidary Journal, September 2004*

 

*Articles printed under my previous name Arlene Hildebrand

 

 

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