Aliyah Gold

Aliyah Gold received her BFA from the University of the Arts in 2006. In 2010 she obtained her MFA in Metals from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across the US as well as in Germany. She and her husband recently moved to the Hudson Valley in upstate New York where they both hope to continue to focus on their art, their families, as well as their two cats.

Rosanne Pugliese

My passion for jewelry making  started in the midst of a career in the fashion world. I was greatly influenced while designing for Calvin Klein, honing my eye for choosing luxurious, sensuous materials and using them in clean, modern and sculptural forms.

While still inspired by the modern design movement, the best ideas come from spending time at the workbench combining the metal and gems until I find that balance of lightness and fluidity that I want the jewelry to convey.  

Gabriella Kiss

Gabriella studied sculpture at Pratt Institute, where she was able to further her love of making things, particularly small things. Gabriella is inspired by nature, art history, and a sense of narrative.  She is intrigued by the notion that the microcosm is its own macrocosm, and that an investigation of scale can change one's perceptions.

Joanna Nealey

Joanna Nealey is a studio jeweler working in Baltimore, Maryland.  She graduated with honors from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts through the Crafts department.  Joanna makes all jewelry in her charm city studio.  Dedicating her time to soldering, enameling, fabricating, stone setting and designing to give her clients a lot of edge and even more color.

 

Johnny Ninos

This sculptor turned jeweler graduated with his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.  Inspired by the delicate and complicated connections found in nature, Johnny creates jewelry as a functional form of sculpture.  All of his work is handmade using recycled metal and conflict free diamonds in his studio in Los Olivos, CA.

Lola Brooks

Lola Brooks is an artist, metalsmith, clotheshorse and sometimes writer who studied fashion at Pratt Institute but quickly found herself drawn to the metals studio and the possibilities that the intimate scale of jewelry presented.  Deciding to pursue jewelry full-time she went on to earn her BFA in metals from SUNY New Paltz in upstate New York.

Fascinated by jewelry as a cultural signifier, she is influenced by historical jewels, which were often imbued with meaning far beyond the mere physicality of the object, finding inspiration in the Victorian obsession with death and sentimentality, the Arts and Crafts movement, as well as the American art jewelry movement that came into being following World War II when artists once again resurrected an appreciation of the handmade and rejected principles of mass production.  She is driven by her never-ending search for the rich variety of strange and beautiful materials she collects and her love of making beautiful things by hand.