Pauline Clifford

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Chrysolite Swarovski Cuff Bracelet

Pauline Clifford is not an artist by vocation or profession. She is an educator, currently focused on technology infusion in the classroom. Clifford serves as Director of Educational Technology at Quinebaug Valley Community College. In an adjunct capacity, she also teaches English. Pauline delved into the world of jewelry making at the prompting of friends.
Although Clifford started with basic bead stringing and wire wrapping, she moved on to bead embroidery that incorporates Soutache braid and Shibori silk. She makes jewelry that she likes to wear herself. Clifford favors bold statement pieces. Color and sparkle appeal to her but so do graduating colors in the same area of the color spectrum. Pauline seems to start a piece with a general idea of what she’d like to produce in terms of placement and color. Clifford is not comfortable tethered to a rigid pattern; she likes to see where the beads and cord and wire take her.
Clifford earned a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Language and Literature, a Master’s degree in Language and Literacy, and a Ph.D. in Educational Technology. Her jewelry is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.

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