Pat Waddington, England
Pat Waddington lives in the UK and is a grandmother, teacher, jeweller, radio ham and web developer. She runs PAJED, an online supplier of metal clay and tools, and teaches a wide variety of classes. She has won several prizes in Art Clay competitions and sells her work at craft fairs and as commissions.
Pat started working with metal clay in 2004 when, after completing an Honours Degree in Earth Sciences, she was searching for classes in traditional silversmithing but found metal clay instead. What started as an interest went on to become a passion, leading to her becoming a Certified Senior Art Clay Instructor, Certified PMC Artisan and of the first holders of the MCSJ Higher Metal Clay Diploma.
She is a founding member of Art Clay World UK Guild and currently serves on the Guild's committee.