Mary Hettmansperger is a fiber and jewelry artist who teaches internationally in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Singapore. Across the US, Mary instructs at Arrowmont, Penland, Bead and Button, Convergence, National and Regional Fiber conferences, Art and Craft Schools and private Guilds. Mary has authored and illustrated 3 books Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop: Combining Sheet, Clay, Mesh, Wire & More, Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet, and Fabulous Woven Jewelry all published by Lark/Sterling. Currently Mary is working on two more books, a new jewelry book with a Spring 2012 release and an Art Quilt book with a Fall 2012 release (titles to be announced soon). Other books showcasing Mary’s work include Jewelry Design Challenge, 500 Baskets, Fiber Arts Design Book 7, the Gourd Book, Creative Scarecrows, Pushing the envelope, Fabulous Found object jewelry, Teapots: makers and collectors, Beading with Crystals, and Creative Beading Volume 2. Mary has had work exhibited at SOFA, through the Katie Gingrass Gallery. She does segments for PBS programming, Beads Baubles and jewels and Quilting Art, and has had her work published in many magazines, including, Quilting Arts, Art jewelry, Bead and Button, Beadwork, Shuttle Spindle and dye pot and Crafts Report.