We had the good fortune of connecting with Patricia Carberry (Tyser) and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Patricia, why did you pursue a creative career?
I never made an active decision to have a career as an artist. I feel as if it pursued me. I’ve been fascinated with glass for as long as I can remember. As a student at a college in Rochester, NY, I took a stained glass class and was instantly hooked. After a time, I was commissioned to created custom, one of a kind and limited edition windows for commercial and residential establishments. After 25 years I began to work in warm or fused glass, and continue to work in hot glass, creating beads and jewelry. Texture and fiber continue to intrigue me, and I am spending some time during the quarantine to experiment with textured pieces.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I specialize in one of a kind wearable art – ever-evolving designs in multiple styles and color choices. Jewelry and accessories to create a unique wardrobe. Individual service and exclusive jewelry designs are my specialty and have led to lifelong relationships with clients worldwide. I am experimenting with some textural paintings during COVID.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Prescott abounds in natural beauty. Watson Lake is so different from anything most people have seen, so that would be top of the list. Then for a bite at Prescott Station. Always wonderful. Jerome and Sedona are also Natural Wonders, and we are close to the Grand Canyon. Lots to see and do.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
.One of the things i love about living in Prescott is that I was embraced by the art community right away. I knew no one when we moved here, and they invited me to art shows, artists’ gatherings and we felt included right from the start. Also, a shout out to my husband, Frank Carberry, aka jewelry boy. He has helped me set up, break down and unload for art shows, without complaint. I couldn’t do it without him.