From: Aspen, CO
Currently: Hanover, NH
Education: Williams College, Clear Creek Academy of Jewelry and Metal Arts
Professionally: Owner, Louisa B Designs
Hobbies: CrossFit (part time coach), mountain biking, walking/hiking with my pups, experimenting in the kitchen, planning my next eating adventure
A Colorado native, I ventured to the east coast for college to attend Williams College in Williamstown, MA. My fascination with metal work was sparked during my senior year when I took a metal sculpture class. Upon graduation from Williams, I moved back to Colorado and sought out other opportunities to play with metal, which lead me to an introduction to jewelry class. I was immediately hooked! After spending 5 years learning and working at a local jewelry school in Denver, CO, I moved with my partner to Hanover, NH, where I began work at Designer Gold, a small jewelry store and studio. While at Designer Gold, I expanded my knowledge of jewelry production and gained valuable insight about running a local jewelry business. I now run my own business, Louisa B Designs, from my home studio in New Hampshire.
Working in mostly in silver or gold, much of my jewelry draws inspiration from the natural environment. I often work directly from flowers, leaves or barnacles, either using the actual botanical in the process of creation or simply as a muse. I love the constant challenge of jewelry making. Every new project is a problem that needs to be solved and no two days are alike.
Louisa B Designs: www.louisabdesigns.com