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Gail Lannum

Gail Lannum Gail has been making jewelry since she was about 8 years old. It was the 1960s and she made strands of love beads for her older sister and friends. Fast forward to the late 1990s, Gail came back to making jewelry by stringing beads. In May 2005, one of her designs was on the cover of Bead Style magazine.

From stringing beads, Gail moved on to working in metal clay. In 2008, she got her hands on bronze metal clay and the rest is history. In bronze she feels she’s really found her voice — ancient and tribal. Gail has had pieces in two online exhibitions and three books: “Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop: Combining Sheet, Clay, Mesh, Wire & More,” “Bronze Metal Clay: Explore a New Material with 35 Projects” and “New Directions: Powder Metallurgy in a Sheet Metal World.”

It was a short hop from metal clay to working in sheet metal, and her work has become a blend of the two. Gail exhibits at art fairs and boutiques in the Cleveland area. She teaches classes in metal clay, metal fabrication, etching and creating texture plates. In 2010, she had a copper metal clay “how-to” article published in Metal Clay Artist magazine.

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