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Simone Palmer

Clay / Lafayette, LA

Artist Statement

I am a Virgo – that makes me very creative. I was born on 9/3 – that makes me a #3 personality - someone who collects beautiful things and has the gift to communicate. And, according to a Chinese reading I had done, I need metal and roosters in my life. As a metal clay artist, I communicate my love of beauty in the pieces I create. And as I am married to Terry Palmer, I have a rooster in my life.
I’ve been a landscape painter since I was a tiny little girl, have dabbled in metal smithing, jewelry casting, enameling and ceramic clay pottery. My designs are organic in nature, some a little spiritual, but most are just fun. I also work in silver, bronze and copper metal clays.

Biography

Born and raised in New Iberia, I have resided in Lafayette for over 30 years.
Graduated from Mt. Carmel Academy, New Iberia in 1973.
Obtained a bachelor of Fine Arts degree (Major - Advertising Graphics; Minors – painting and history) from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (ULL) in 1979.
Married to LA Crafts Guild member, Terry Palmer.
Worked as a designer/computer graphic artist for various ad agencies 1979 thru 2000.
Joined Terry Palmer as partner in Palmer Graphics in 2000. I continue to further my knowledge and love of art with ongoing classes and periodically attend workshops. I paint, sew, handbuild and throw clay pots, and create Metal Clay jewelry in either of my indoor or outdoor studios. I am a member of the PMC Guild, The Acadiana Center for the Arts, and Lafayette Artists Association.