An award-winning Cape Cod artist and instructor with local Bedford roots, Kim Cleghorn Rumberger has been painting, beading, and making jewelry for as long as she can remember.
Kim attended Lane School through 4th grade, moved away, then returned to graduate from Bedford High School in 1977.
Always interested in art, Kim discovered metal clay in 2014 and has since built a successful career creating one-of-a-kind jewelry and sculptural pieces that are shown and sold at exhibits, shows, and shops on Cape Cod.
Metal Clay is a manufactured substance that binds methylcellulose and finely powdered silver dust, invented by Mitsubishi to recover silver that would otherwise have been lost at the end of a manufacturing process.
Kim likens working with Metal Clay to working with piecrust. To keep the material from sticking to her hands and tools, she uses a product called Badger Balm for Hardworking Hands. It is a product with another strong Bedford connections: The company’s COO, Katie Schwerin, also grew up in Bedford.
Kim was surprised when she heard of the connection, “It’s the best protection my hands and tools can get,” she said.
Kim’s work can be seen on Instagram and Facebook as Metal And Beads.
About the Workshop
In Saturday’s beginner-level workshop participants will use metal clay to create a piece of solid silver jewelry. All tools and supplies will be provided, with the metal clay purchased at the workshop.
There may still be time to register for Kim’s workshop. Email [email protected].
Bedford Art and Craft Society members are free, plus the cost of materials. Non-member fee is $20, plus the cost of materials
About Bedford Arts and Crafts Society
This workshop is sponsored by the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society (BACS)
Find information about other programs sponsored by BACS at www.bacsma.org or email [email protected].