ABOUT ME AND MY ART-PAM KOSSMAN
I’m still figuring out what I want to be. I’ve dabbled in many mediums and I currently work with bronze and silver metal clay, tied in with lots of metalsmithing, using silver, copper and bronze. I call my art bodywear and often each piece is full of whimsy, archeological dignity and lots of intricate tidbits of texture and metal intrigue.
I live in Virginia Beach, Virginia and I count my blessings daily that I live by the ocean. I’m a 2-time breast cancer survivor, and with Louie, my therapy dog, walk the beach daily. You’ll find my work in regional galleries and intriguing retail spots. With my bodywear, you’ll be one-of-a-kind in an earthy, quirky artisan handwrought creation.
In the past few years, I’ve worked often with precious metal clay, mostly in bronze and silver. Precious metal clay allows for so much flexibility in being creative, not to mention such uniquely designed textures. I often use the tear-away method, in which I’m able to create my own textures in a long, tedious process using an old printer, out-of-commission ink, polymer clay, heat and patience. I’ve been able to use replica ancient writings and drawings with this method.
I like to call my metalsmithing imperfect perfection. I’ve never confirmed to jewelry-store perfection; you’ll find many of my pieces have the appearance of age, as if pulled from an archaeological dig. I weather my work with forging tools, often using ancient techniques, along with hammering and patina. I never repeat a piece and don’t even know how my creative process will end up per piece…I just let the energy of the precious metals and vibes from the natural gemstones I use guide me there.
Thanks for looking. I hope you enjoy the journey you’ll find in each piece of bodywear.
Go in health and peace.💕
Pam Kossman currently has no products for sale online.