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Carli Schultz is a metalsmith glass artist, working with gold and silver, and uses a process called lampworking, or flameworking, a method of manipulating glass by melting it in the flame of a torch. After being primarily glass-focused for over a decade she has turned her focus to creating pieces in silver as well as glass, striving to incorporate the two. This melding the two materials together is a refreshing change, and one that is challenging her skills as well as her imagination in very large ways.
Most silversmiths set traditional stones, and glass frees her from the confines of what is possible with stone setting, while also making it a lot harder to puzzle out. The rules for heating metal are very different from glass, and as her work evolves, and her skill set widens, the horizon of possibilities only gets bigger.
Schultz has worked in glass since 2004 and metals since 2011. Education at the Oregon College of Art and Craft and at the Bullseye Glass Resource Center have helped her further her knowledge of glass and jewelry fabrication. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, in past issues of The Flow, A Distinctive Style and Bead Unique magazines, and in the Beaverton Valley Times and Oregonian newspapers.
She is currently a member of the Creative Metal Arts Guild of Oregon and Local 14.
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