Jewelry Artists

Joanne Wood - Showing Artist

Science and art have always held a certain sense of wonder and fascination for Joanne Wood. Growing up in Detroit, she happily spent many hours at the Museum of Art, Museum of Science, and the Henry Ford Museum wandering the changing exhibits and sketching images in pencil & charcoal. Soon after moving to the Birmingham area in 2003 and putting her long time career aside, Joanne decided to indulge her somewhat neglected artistic side, and took a stained glass class from a local business. After finding out that the beautiful art glass was also manufactured in rod form and could be melted onto steel mandrels to create beads, she arranged instruction in the art of lampworking with an artist in the Huntsville area. Currently, Joanne works with glass, enamels, precious metal clay, wire, and sheet metal while actively broadening her silversmithing skills. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

Steve Adams - Showing Artist

Steve Adams has rocks in his head... or, on his mind, at least. Steve creates cabochons from pretty jaspers and agates, which fellow ADC member and wife Gloria uses in her jewelry creations. Steve also creates Intarsia, or stone marquetry, using small pieces of stone (shown here). There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

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Nancy Hammond - Showing Artist

Nancy Hammond has been involved with Alabama Designer Craftsmen for nearly twenty years. During that time she served as vice-president and then president. At that time Raku pottery and clay tiles were her craft. Then "silver clay" came along. It was just the way to go for her art. After workshops with nationally known artists, conferences, and personal experiments with this new product, she began making fine silver jewelry. Nancy has been working with this for eight years. Each piece, one of a kind, evolves into another design. Each a new "adventure" for the artist. She sells at craft shows and galleries. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

Joanne Staley - Showing Artist

Joanne Horvath Staley has been an award winning, multi-dimensional artist for over 40 years. A first generation Hungarian-American, she counts a stone-carver, a custom milliner, two painters and a violin maker in her immediate blood line. Her personal artistry is in painting, silversmithing and fiber art. A trained artist and certified art teacher, she has captured prizes from juried art competitions in the South and purchase awards from national corporations. Joanne is currently teaching art in the AUM continuing education program. Her art teaching background is extensive and diverse, having been an "Artist in Residence" for The Alabama State Council for the Arts and the Montgomery Arts Council. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

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Sarah L Morgan

Sarah Morgan is an internal medicine physician at UAB in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology. She is the medical director of the UAB Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Clinic and the Bone Densitometry service. In 2011-2012, she is the President of the International Society for Clinical Denistometry.

She learned lost wax casting from her father-in-law and uses lost wax casting to make jewelry, Christmas ornaments, and small sculptures. She makes molds for things from nature, but also takes impressions of found objects and uses other items such as stamps and candy molds to make waxes. She enjoys casting in a variety of metals and uses a variety of hand-finishing and mass production finishing techniques to finish her pieces. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

Leigh Ann Hurst - Showing Artist

Leigh Ann Hurst never intended on becoming a jewelry designer and it is through the originality and distinction of her custom pieces that the beauty of the jewelry is reflected.

With the exception of a few weekend workshops, Leigh Ann is self taught in metalsmithing and jewelry design. She seamlessly blends sterling silver, copper, brass, and gold-filled metals to create unique art jewelry that is as pleasing to the eye as it is comfortable to wear. Semi-precious stones and leather are sometimes used adding visual interest and texture.

Each piece of Jewelry is handcrafted by the artist in her studio in Decatur, Alabama. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

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Gloria Adams - Showing Artist

"I have always been fascinated by the beauty God placed in the rocks and minerals of the earth. I also love jewelry; I love to buy it, I love to wear it; I buy my clothes to match my jewelry. In 2002, I bought my first wire wrap pendant; its style was different from others I'd seen, and it matched my personality perfectly! The stones were polished to a high luster, and the gold wire seemed to magnify the beauty of the sparkling stone. I was hooked. Since then, it's been my mission and delight to create wire jewelry using polished stones and gemstones. My husband Steve cuts my stones for me, so our jewelry is a family affair." There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

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Leigh Lynn

Leigh uses traditional metalworking and patina techniques along with newly found epoxy resin in her studio in Irondale. Her walks along the LFR imbue her sensual, sculpted shapes with soft grace. There is also an orderliness that reflects her other life as a computer programmer. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

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Kay Basiago - Showing Artist

Using lampworking techniques, Kay makes each glass bead become gem-like within her jewelry. Metal components, handmade chain and woven wire are fine silver, sterling silver, and/or 14kt gold-filled. Through glassworking and metalworking processes, she strives to reflect and communicate the beauty and depth of life in the form of meaningful jewelry. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.



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