Category for Jewelry Art

Suzy Williamson

Suzy Williamson After a time as a dental tech where Suzy learned the fundamentals of working with metal she began taking classes at COCC which led her to jewelry making. Working primarily in silver she combines other metals such as copper and brass to create her one of a kind works.  Pearls and gemstones are …

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Anne von Heideken

Anne von Heideken As a child, Anne loved to collect rocks and today she finds herself collecting the treasures to create “wearable art.” Drawn to jewelry making after a trip to the Southwest, Anne became inspired by the Native American women of the Pueblos who work primarily in turquoise, shell, coral and hand carved fetishes. …

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Larissa Spafford

Larissa Spafford For as long as she can remember, Larissa has been making some form of jewelry. In 1998, fresh out of high school, she discovered her passion for lampwork glass bead making. She has been happily expressing her creativity and love of color ever since. Larissa has shown her jewelry at juried fine art …

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Julia Kennedy

Julia Kennedy After a career as a journalist and a high-tech marketer, Julia indulged her creativity by learning to bead. During the past decade, she has shown her jewelry at many juried art shows across the Northwest. Julia’s art is called beadweaving: sewing tiny and larger beads together with a needle and thread. She uses many …

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Nancy Hoyt

Nancy Hoyt Nancy Hoyt was born and raised in Oregon. She got her start in metalworking in high school. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine and Applied Arts with an emphasis in Jewelry and metalsmithing. She has been creating jewelry now for over 4 decades. She …

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Helen Bommarito

Helen Bommarito Helen finds her inspiration in the complex simplicity of Japanese arts and thought, where a seemingly simple form or gesture is the distillation of much thought and experience. Teaching children inspired her to explore more whimsical avenues in earthenware and terra cotta, clays that allow a wide range of bright and playful colors. …

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