Teacher Profile: Donna Greenberg
Whether I am working on jewelry or sculptural vessels and wall hung art, my greatest interest is in combining diverse designs, colors, textures and materials in unexpected ways. Pairing smooth, dull surfaces with a coarse piece of glittering pyrite; delicate pearls perched in a volcanic explosion of highly textured polymer; low end man made materials paired with the luxury of silver or bronze are the kind of studies that gets my heart beating loudly. The thrill for me is in balancing these diverse elements into a cohesive statement. The biggest compliment I can receive is when a viewer tells me my work looks like something they might find near the ocean, under a tree or perhaps on some other planet.
I discovered polymer in 2010 and have found it an ideal material suited to my aesthetics and tactile sensibilities. My background in painting, and ceramics has given me a great jumping off point into working with this very modern material as I continually discover new avenues when working with it.