Business of Crafts


The Instructor

Northwest Artist Pamela Corwin of Paper Scissors Rock creates clocks, magnets and alarm clocks from original paintings in her studio in Olympia, Washington. Her work is available in over 300 stores nationwide. Pamela works in acrylics and watercolors, sometimes adding elements of collage to her work. She has been in business since 1981 and her work has been featured on several national television shows as well as in magazines such as House Beautiful, Seventeen, Washington, and Pacific Northwest. In 1996 Pamela was commissioned to paint an egg for the White House Easter tree and was chosen to design the Pike Place Market Festival Poster in 2000.

Pamela's classes include an eight-week class on running a viable art business and a workshop on transitioning from retail to wholesale in the crafts world. If you are interested in sponsoring a class on these or other art business topics in your area feel free to contact her by phone or email.

'For as long as I can remember I have painted, sketched, and made things out of anything on hand. As a child, I drew on rocks, napkins, my jewelry boxes, and painted on the lamp and clock next to my bed (much to my mother's dismay, I am sure). Art has always been the way I lose myself, calm myself, it is meditative for me. It comes more from a drive than a desire. I don't know how not to do it. It's as much what keeps me alive as food and oxygen. I lean towards bright, deep, jewel tones and try to make each painting reflect a playful spirit and the infatuation I have for color.

Pam is available to teach workshops in your area. She offers classes in series or single workshops that go in depth into any of the topics in the 8-week Crafts as Business class including... READ MORE!! >>