Hi my name is Patricia Healey and I am a copper metal artist. I live and work in Tucson, Arizona. My studio sits on five acres out in the countryside.
I showed early signs of a “gift” for design in the first grade at St. Mary’s Elementary School. I’d redesign my uniform from head to toe on a daily basis, which drove Sister Thaddeus to heights of frustration. Fast forward about twenty years, I became a clothing designer.
After years of working in textiles, I grew curious about putting my design ideas for jewelry to metal, copper to be specific.
My style is reflected in years of layering fabrics, one piece on top of another in an appliqué technique, forming pictures and patterns. Most of my work has an element of whimsy to it. I don’t set out to do this specifically, it just happens.