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Cindy Pope

Cindy Pope
Owner - Cindy Pope Designs
Portland, Oregon Area
Cindy is a 2nd career artist and jewelry designer. After retiring from the accounting profession, Cindy  started creating Jewelry in 2007 and fell in love with the jewelry arts.  Beading was definitely her gateway drug to a fascination with metal. Once she stumbled upon metal clay she became instantly enamored of the medium. The sheer possibilities metal clay offers and the changing techniques have kept her hooked since then. Cindy started out with Precious Metal Clay Rio certification and metalsmithing classes and She is one of Hadar Jacobson’s first Cadre of Base Metal Accredited teachers. When Saul Bell Award winner Wanaree Tanner came out with the concept of cutting and etching metal clay with a machine designed for paper called the Silhouette Cindy Jumped on board with the new technology and has become one of the most recognized teachers in the field internationally.