In November 2015, my silversmithing teacher died suddenly. John McGahie, master jeweler and adjunct professor at New Mexico Highlands University left us. So, so, so sad.
The day after John’s death, I was asked to teach the remaining weeks of the fall semester. It was a great honor to do this for him, his students and my alma mater.
On a happier note, I just finished this piece that I know would have made John smile.
Mary Colter’s mimbreño crane, now has the head feathers of a heron.
I was asked to teach Jewelry and Metalsmithing at NMHU for the spring semester 2016. Though tickled, I declined. The tracks beckon…
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Beautiful piece and bittersweet tale.