As a "late in life" jewelry maker (and teacher), I find inspiration for metal clay work in the work of others. Fine jewelers, ceramists, cabinet makers (woodworkers), painters, etc. Not to say I copy what they do, but if I'm attracted enough to a person's work, I find that upon closer examination their aesthetic closely mirrors my own. In the small details of their voice, I find an element that I can harmonize with. Today's profile was originally put on Vimeo, from whence it has since been deleted. I highly encourage you to click on this to see a video profile on the fabulous goldsmith Gabriella Kiss.