Bio

Stephanie received her BFA in jewelry from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She went on to apprentice for jewelers and then start her own line of jewelry. In 2010 she became a jewelry instructor at North Seattle College where she fell in love with teaching. She currently keeps a studio in Port Townsend, WA where she teaches and makes jewelry.

 

Artist Statement

Living in a mass-produced society, I believe that it is important to work with our hands. So I teach and create handcrafted art jewelry,

Living in a world where personal possessions have become disposable, I believe that it is important to collect heirlooms. So I create wearable works of art that can be passed down for generations. 

Living in a time that moves so fast, I believe that it is important to to take pleasure in the little things. So I find my inspiration in the simple beauty of the nature of growth and decay. 

 

Awards & Honors

  • 2010 The Emerging Artist Award for Artistic Excellence, The Bellevue Arts Museum
  • 2007 The Mel Someroski Memorial Award, The Enamelist Society                    
  • 2007 Addie Grossman Annual Memorial Award in Jewelry Design and Creation

 

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