Since graduating from Tyler School of Art (BFA 1978), Joan has been enamored with metal fabrication techniques.
She creates individual elements in sterling silver and 14K gold, from flat sheet, wire and tubing.
She constructs her jewelry by soldering her handmade elements together with an oxygen/acetylene torch. (Just look at the back of her pieces to see the many tiny solder joints.) Then, the pieces are enhanced with color using faceted or cabochon stones. To finish, she buffs with tripoli and rouge to bring each completed piece to a brilliant high polish.
Joan’s pieces are studies in line, form and color.
We hope you enjoy wearing her jewelry as much as she loves creating it!