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gordon uyehara: changing direction

Gordon Uyehara’s career path is a pleasant reminder that it is never too late to change direction. Graduating college with a Bachelor of Science degree, the Hawaii native spent more than a decade working in the information technology field before he decided that he wanted to pursue a path that allowed him to fully realize his artistic expression. 

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[private_archives]A 2002 class in Silver Clay helped him find his medium and today you can see the full time jewelry artist’s work on the cover of this month’s Art Jewelry magazine.


Ancient Life, Silver Clay


Sun Garden Sanctuary 2

Now a well respected metal clay artist and teacher, Uyehara is also one of the artists experimenting with the new clays – take a look at the BronzClay finger helmet and mask pendant below.


BronzClay Mask Pendant 1.75″ tall



BronzClay Finger Helmet, front and back view

He packs a lot of detail and movement into all of his diminutive metal clay jewelry.  Want to know how he does it? Gordon Uyehara will be teaching at the Metal Clay World Conference in July. Maybe it’s time for a road trip.



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4 Responses to gordon uyehara: changing direction

  1. The “Ancient Life” Pendant is amazing!! What a talented artist!! Thanks for sharing. I am such a newbie with the silver clay, that when I see work like this, I can only think, how the heck did they do that?? Beautiful!

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