Jen Cushman is a natural storyteller who found mixed media art a decade ago and never looked back. She is drawn to the imperfect, the funky, the quirky, the artsy and the authentic: be it people or objects or art. She is the Director of Education and Marketing for ICE Resin Susan Lenart Kazmer.
Jen is the author of Explore, Create, Resinate: Mixed Media Techniques with ICE Resin®, which won a national bronze metal in the Independent Book Publishers Association as well as Making Metal Jewelry; How to Stamp, Fold, Form, and Forge Metal Jewelry Designs (North Light Books Dec. 13, 2012).
Her art has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Jewelry Affaire, Somerset Studios, Somerset Life, Cloth, Paper, Scissors, WireWork magazine and others. Currently, she writes a marketing column for artists in Belle Armoire Jewelry and the website Create Mixed Media (CreateMixedMedia.com). She’s also writing a new column called “The Mixed-Media Metalsmith” teaching basic metalworking in Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine.
An enthusiastic and supportive instructor, Jen teaches more than jewelry-making and paper crafting techniques. She encourages others to explore their authentic, creative process to create art that is real and personally meaningful. Images of her work can be seen at her website www.jencushman.com.