Artist Cynthia Chuang creates colorful and whimsical jewelry in her Long Island, N.Y. studio, Jewelry 10, and Fine Line Designs Gallery will feature her in a trunk show on July 2 and 3 from 10 am – 4 pm. Chuang will be on hand with a large collection of her ceramic jewelry designs, which have gained a steady following across the United States and abroad.
Chuang and her husband, Erh-Ping Tsai, began making their signature creature creations in 1987. Today, wearable critters of every kind – ladybugs, fish, lizards, frogs, birds, and even snakes – have made their way into Chuang’s “critter collection.”
Every item in the critter body is intricately detailed, made of porcelain clay inlays, most of them patterned. Great precision is required to assemble the tiny clay parts. The porcelain parts are first bisque-fired and then fired with a clear glaze over them. Some colors require multiple firings to different temperatures. In addition to the many hours of ceramic work, there is also a metalwork aspect to all of the pieces as well, with most of the pieces featuring an equal amount of porcelain and metal work.
Fine Line Design Gallery, open daily from 10 am – 6 pm daily and 10 am – 5 pm on Sundays, is located on Highway 42, north of Ephraim. For more information call 920.854.4343 or visit http://www.finelinedesignsgallery.com.