Pam Corwin


Olympia, Washington

Pam of Paper Scissor Rock creates clocks, magnets, cards and alarm clocks from original and whimsical paintings in her studio in Olympia, Washington. Her work is available in over 300 stores nationwide. She has been in business for over 30 years and her work has been featured on national television as well as in magazines. In 1996, Pam was commissioned to paint an egg for the White House Easter tree. Pam also offers private consulting and teaches business classes and workshops to artists and craftspeople. She is on the jury for and the American Craft Retailers Expo.

“As soon as I read about it, I was totally inspired by the mission of the project. I have always loved re-purposing ordinary items, even before there was a word or a movement for it. As a kid I couldn't  help myself, I painted my bedside lamp, jewelry box, even my shoes. I have decorated my clothes and my furniture. I created a show several years ago where I purchased twelve old wooden school desks (with the attached chairs) and invited 12 artist to turn them into art and create a magical classroom at a local gallery. I also spent ten years selling chicken eggs I hand painted and duck eggs which I turned into little boxes which held five foot long hand printed poems that could be pulled out and then cranked back into with a little handle attached to the egg. So as you can imagine, I simply could not resist the idea of turning a hubcap into a piece of art.”Pam Corwin