Pat Martin started her art career after graduating from SMU in 1972 with a BFA in ceramics. She was a studio potter for many years and won numerous awards for her crystalline glazes. Her work was included in shows at the Dallas and Fort Worth Art Museums. After taking time off to raise her son she discovered a new avenue for her creativity in the art of jewelry design. She has found a way again to use her art background to combine the vast color palette of natural stones with the craft of silversmithing.