Accessories For Grace
Trish A. Jeffers-Zeh
Artist & Teacher
Unlocking Hidden Doors of Creativity
Creating artwork isn’t about production for me. It’s about movement and growth, mentally, spiritually, and personally. My focus is the entire process.
My post play-doh days had brought me to the world of porcelain at age 10. This addiction to the medium of clay has grown to lead me on a path from poured ceramics, hand-building, sculpting, lost wax casting and now to the metal clays.
While attending college I worked as a lab assistant in the Ceramic-Sculpture Studio. I continued working there after graduating with a degree in Mental Health. I fell in love with the chemistry of mixing glazes, experimenting with process, and artistic expression. I was actively involved in student exhibitions. All of this inspired collaborative shows with other artists. My dedication finally led me to create a one-woman show called “Quasi Growth”, coupling my sculptural expressions into a religiously cultural based theme.
Presently my work has been focused on jewelry and wearable art; blending mystical forms, function, design and organic fluidity. I am attracted to a multi-cultural and spiritual marriage of symbolism to invoke imagery of inspiration and hope. Art that facilitates growth, mentally & spiritually while depicting the journey through life. My creations are an embodiment of organic form and inspiration from nature. Silver clay is the medium I found that could combine all my passions with glass, ceramics, metals, and precious stones.
For over 30 years I have been offering workshops for expanding creative energy and fellowship. With my freelance capabilities, I have been able to carve out a name for myself through community involvement, using many self taught skill sets such as layout, design, and networking.
Continually expanding my skills and knowledge is important. Gleaning from Master teachers in silver clay, glass, metals, lapidary, sculpture, and other mediums have given me many tools to work with. Silver clay is a bridge to all the mediums that I have explored over the years.