After 23 years of teaching Art in Memphis, Dorothy opted to turn her focus on creating jewelry full time. In other word, living the dream !
She originally trained as a printmaker with a focus on intaglio. Etching and engraving metal plates and seeing the ink pressed down into incised textures is when she first fell in love with moving metal. Since childhood, Dorothy has made jewelry. At first using found objects and plants, then moving on to precious metals, gemstones and vintage finds.
Her quest to learn from other jewelers is fueled by her love of travel, giving her a nudge to travel throughout the US and Europe. Most Thursdays and Saturdays, you can find Dorothy at T Clifton Art. Drop by and learn more about her fine art jewelry.
Veronica’s career began in the business world as a certified public accountant. After many years of accounting, she decided she needed a creative outlet. Veronica took various jewelry, metalsmithing and pottery classes in her free time and also went back to school to pursue a career in interior design.
She graduated from Harrington College of Design in Chicago. Her eco-friendly jewelry is a fun mix of colors, shapes and textures. Made with Tagua Nut, aka vegetable ivory, Veronica combines bright, bold colors with unique designs for a truly one of a kind piece.
Largely self-taught, Lisa has pursued fused glass with fervor. She feels she has barely touched the vast possibilities glass presents. She has expanded her artistic skills to include metalworking by studying at the Memphis College of Art and Arrowmont School of Crafts.
Lisa’s exploration in creating began at an early age, learning hand design and sewing from her mother. Her interest in sewing led eventually to quilting and basket weaving. Once Lisa’s children left for college, she resumed her artistic pursuits.
The artist hopes her work will create conversation and allow those collecting to feel they are wearing art.
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Kathleen, the talented designer behind Smart Glass Jewelry, has always loved to create beautiful things. Her creative passion was inspired in part by a childhood spent working on projects with her mother who taught her how to solder and work with stained glass. Smart Glass Jewelry was born while Kathleen was in graduate school at Georgia State University, working on a Master’s in American Literature. She needed a gift for a friend’s birthday so she made a pair of earrings out of stained glass. Her friends raved so she decided to take her product to local festivals and craft shows. The move proved to be a promising start for the unknown artist.
Kathleen started selling to small boutiques in the 1990s. In June of 2006, Coca-Cola commissioned her to create a line of jewelry using their signature bottles. Despite her commercial success, she remains dedicated to her craft and still loves each day of “work” in her Atlanta studio. In more than 19 years as a professional designer, the demand for her unique glass pieces has grown from the Southeast to the East Coast and now nationwide.
Kathleen lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her dog Belle and her two cats, Sammie and Tiger. She holds a Master of Arts degree in American Literature from Georgia State University and is always looking to learn new things. She loves to travel and has visited every country in Latin America and is currently learning Spanish.
Paso Robles, California
Laura’s jewelry is a combination of sterling silver, stainless steel, enamel and acrylic, that explores form, structure, and balance. Made by manual processes such as sawing, filing, shaping, and coaxing, these low-tech processes keep the artist in physical contact with her materials.
Her work takes its inspiration from the natural environment, architecture, fashion, music, and solitude.
Visually and structurally, the artist strives to achieve rhythm by the simplest means, creating ornaments that complement the body, emerging through material exploration and experimentation. By becoming part of the wearer’s experience, attachment and personal expression, the work is transformed and completed.