Pam Pastoric has been a Metalsmith since receiving a BFA Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1977, and was awarded the Agnes Gund Memorial Scholarship upon graduation. She is also proud to be a second generation CIA graduate following her father 30 years later. Her jewelry and metalwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Canada through exhibitions, galleries, and art fairs. Officially empty nesters, Pamela lives in Willoughby, Ohio with her husband, and a new dachshund puppy. She has been a Goldsmith with area jewelers for over 40 years, maintains a private studio, and also works on commission.
Pamela’s work is primarily in Sterling Silver, 14K Gold, or a combination. Work emphasizes ancient, classical, oriental, architectural, contemporary, antique elements, as well as nature, sea, and everyday life around. After a design is settled upon, a piece is hand fabricated in metal, hand carved in wax to be cast, or the techniques combined. Techniques such as roll printing, stamping or hand engraving textures help to bring out the imagery. The addition of gemstones, pearls, beads, or objects may be included in a piece, then polished or oxidized with a brush finish at completion to convey an idea or feeling.
Newer work in the ‘AntiQue’, and ‘Le Fleur’ Flower series have been fun to develop. Enjoy!