What happened to Pinzart?

If you are reading this, you likely went to the Pinzart website and found yourself here instead. You may be scratching your head and wondering "Where did Pinzart go?"

Alas, all good things must eventually come to an end.  After 10 years in business the increase in competition combined with the downturn in the economy finally got the best of us. And, to be perfectly honest, I think Pinzart stepping out of the tool and supply game is going to turn out to be a good thing for everyone.

As an artist, writer and teacher, running an inventory based business was not the best use of my time. There are dozens of terrific companies who can supply the materials for metal clay and enameling. With the closure of Pinzart I will now have more time to devote to teaching workshops, writing books and articles, and creating one-of-a-kind art jewelry pieces. These are the things that have always given me the greatest satisfaction, and I'm delighted that I will now be able to pursue these activities full time.  

As a convenience for my students, I am still offering a few of the products that were available on the Pinzart website. I'm still a distributor for Art Clay Silver and Paragon Kilns, and I'm still producing my Graduated Slat Sets. And of course, I'm still selling my books and videos. You can find these items in the catalog section of my new website.

If you are looking for a more extensive selection of metal clay tools and/or enameling tools and supplies, check out the resources section of this site. There you'll find links to wonderful companies that will be happy to supply everything you need.

Please check back here often for news, updates, class schedules and more. I will be launching a new newsletter soon as well, and I know you won't want to miss out on that!

Thank you for all your loyal patronage over the years. I  was very sad to close Pinzart, but I'm still very much a part of the enameling and metal clay communities and I know we will be seeing a lot of each other in the years to come!

Pam East

 

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