Pat Accorinti Jewelry Design

Experience Metal!

Posted in Jewelry, Museums, My Work, Shows by paccorinti on August 11, 2012

Are you interested in making jewelry or working with metals? Next weekend, August 17, 18 & 19, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History is having a fantastic program with exhibits, demos and hands-on workshops. I’ll be there on Saturday, teaching 2 basic silver clay workshops for beginners. I’m going to show the participants how to texture, shape and fire fine silver metal clay to make earrings, pendants or charms in just 2 hours. If you are interested, check out the SCMAH’s website.

Flyer for Experience Metal!

Catching Up

Posted in Artists, Jewelry, Shows by paccorinti on July 31, 2012

We arrived home just in time to go to the Clay and Glass Show in Palo Alto. It’s always a great show with tons of wonderful ceramics, glass and a little metal clay. I bought a ring from my friend, Susan Shahinian. She makes the tops from glass and embeds a nut that screws on to a stainless steal ring. How cool is that?

Glass Bead Ring by Susan Shahinian

I’m packing for Chicago!

Posted in Artists, Shows, Travel by paccorinti on July 13, 2009

Next week I’ll be attending the Metal Clay World Conference in Chicago. I attended the first conference in Las Vegas two years ago and it was wonderful. Met lots of talented metal clay artists and learned so much. This year the conference will be held at the Indian Lakes Resort in Chicago. I will be attending a pre-conference class on Wednesday with Mary Hettmansperger. She was one of the conference speakers at the last conference and I was really intrigued by her work which combines fiber working techniques with metals. I’m really excited!

Alan Revere is the Keynote Speaker. I have admired his work forever. I even bought a pair of earrings from him back when I really couldn’t afford such things. Maybe I’ll bring them and wear them. I wish I could take his design class but it’s just not in the budget this year. I’m really looking forward to hearing what he has to say.

I’m going to exhibit a new piece I just finished. My son’s girlfriend has been helping me do some photography and we tried to take pictures last week. Here’s a picture of this piece.

In My Garden

In My Garden

I got the the beautiful dicroic glass piece from my friend Judy Pagnusat last year and it’s taken me all this time to get just the right setting made. I finally finished the beading a couple of weeks ago and I’m very happy with the way it turned out.

Silicon Valley Open Studios

Posted in Artists, Shows by paccorinti on May 7, 2009

Our Silicon Valley Open Studios weekend is May 9 & 10, Mother’s Day weekend. Things are shaping up for great weather and most of my pieces are coming together.

I’ll be showing at the home of my friend, Veronica Gross, who does wonderful watercolors. She’s been recovering from surgery for a torn rotator cuff. I must say that even her paintings done with her left hand look great. Four more artists are showing with us this year. Janet Trenchard does assemblages and paintings. She taught art at Independence High School with Veronica and me over ten years ago. Patty Seaborn will be showing her awesome ceramics. Marilynn Host is new to our group this year. She makes whimsical animal sculptures from gourds and paper maché. Both she and Patty have been showing their work at the ACC Craft Show for years. Marilynn is also the organizer of the Christmas in the Studio show that I did last November. And last, but not least, Karen Schroeder will be showing her paintings. She does portraits and figures.

Zinnias in a Jar

Zinnias in a Jar by Veronica Gross


Janet Trenchard


Jar with Handles by Patty Seaborn

Out of our Gourd

Out of our Gourd by Marilynn Host


Woman in a Red Dress by Karen Schroeder

If you are out and about this weekend, Open Studios is a fun way to spend a Saturday or Sunday looking at art. Mapguides can be found at University Arts stores and many local coffee shops and libraries. Our studio is located at 200 Kimble Ave., Los Gatos 95032. Come enjoy the wonderful weather, Veronica’s gorgeous garden, our art and company! We’ll be glad to see you.