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Jewelry drawn from styles from the turn of the 20th century like Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts, also inspired by architectural details and nature. My work provides a modern edge to historically inspired pieces. Handcrafted from Precious Metal Clay (PMC) in fine silver, copper and bronze, sometimes including gemstones and enamel. Miniature historic houses, based on actual homes, along with birdhouses, and castles are individually hand sculpted using textured PMC with carved or applied doors and windows. Created in tiny and wearable sizes to create a sense of magic and wonder.
Amy has had a life long interest in art. She went to a liberal arts college in Chicago where she focused on jewelry, fashion and costume design. It was there that she realized her passion for three dimensional art and personal adornment. Graduate school in New York offered her a background in the history of art and an introduction to period styles through fashion and the decorative arts. It was there that she embraced the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau styles that can be seen in her work today. Living in major cities like those, as well as Washington, DC and now Asheville has strengthened her love of architecture and its details.