Patty was raised in Flagstaff Arizona in an art loving household. Her father was a prolific painter who encouraged his children to try different media. Her first job was as a lapidarist, where she learned the art of inlay and bead making by cutting, shaping and polishing stone and shell. She also worked as a graphics illustrator for N.A.U. After moving to Southern Colorado she revived her leather carving skills and created a line of hand tooled leather belts and purses that incorporated intricate beadwork.
Since 1997, Patty has worked for The Mummy’s Bundle, a company that wholesales wearable art jewelry to galleries nationwide as well as internationally. She began her career with the company as a jewelry maker and after a few years became involved in managing the manufacturing end of the business. As her jewelry making skills progressed, she began to assist the designer with prototypes. While still enjoying her working relationship with the Mummy’s Bundle, Patty felt drawn to express herself with her own designs and developed “Wild Hare Arts”. Using the “lost wax casting” method for her metal pieces, Patty Hoisch hand carves all of her originals. Her love of fine craftsmanship and interesting color and textural combinations shows in the detail and distinctive style of her pieces.
You can contact Patricia Hoisch by calling (928) 284-1033; e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or visiting her website www.wildharearts.artfire.com.