Talking with Gordon Uyehara

Talking with Gordon Uyehara

Today I talk with award winning metal clay expert Gordon Uyehara.

He shares with me what it's like being an artist in Hawaii and how it influences his work.

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Gordon K. Uyehara was born and raised in Hawaii. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After thirteen years in the information technology field, he decided to take some time off for artistic exploration. It was then that he made the thrilling discovery of silver clay in a local workshop.

Still residing in Honolulu, Gordon is a freelance artist/designer and an Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor. Working with silver clay led him to reconnect with an attraction to small scale design and wearable art. His motivation is to create pieces that are familiar and yet interestingly seductive and to explore the outer design limits of this relatively new art form. He is gradually incorporating traditional jewelry making techniques into his work as he learns them.

Episode #172
Episode Notes: 

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Metal Clay Fusion / Gordon Uyehara

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Resin by Lisa Palvelka