Patricia Flynn / Birch Artisans

9 Gould Street, Portland, ME 04101

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About the Artist

My unique jewelry begins with lovely bits of foraged birch bark I collect on my woodland walks. I harvest only small, choice bits from carefully selected specimens along my path. I generally cover 3-5 miles to fill a knapsack with just a few special pieces of bark that I deem suitable for jewelry. Back in the studio, I clean and shape the bark, refine edges and add protective finishes. Then I combine with precious metal accents to create each design, and add a metallic resin backing for lasting beauty.

Over the past decade, I have so enjoyed witnessing people as they first discover my work- it is wonderful to watch their smile grow with recognition of something familiar and beloved in a totally new context. I think of them as kindred spirits- fellow travelers who, like me, love to work in their gardens or wander the woods, and are keenly observant of the natural world.

Category: Artist

Preferred Audiences: College, Adult

Disciplines: Jewelry, Crafts

Contact Information

Patricia Flynn / Birch Artisans

9 Gould Street
Portland  ME  04101 


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