Carleen Johns creates jewelry using fine silver clay (PMC3 precious metal clay). Most of her work is textured and usually contains a natural stone or fused glass cabochon. Many of her fine silver pieces have sculptural elements from nature such as flowers and leaves that surround the cabochons, holding them in place.
She is a Level II PMC instructor and received her instruction at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Young Harris, GA. In addition to silver clay jewelry, Carleen makes sterling silver pieces using traditional fabrication methods. She began attending jewelry workshops and making lampwork beads and jewelry in 2003. Since then, she has been selling her work online, at regional craft fairs, and on consignment.
A native Southern Missourian, Carleen grew up with a large creative family, learning to crochet, embroider, quilt, and sew at a young age. She is also a retired art, English, and journalism teacher.