I received a B.S. in Applied Art from Iowa State University in 1962 and a M.F.A. in Metalcrafts and Jewelry from the School for American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute of Technology in 1964.
I taught art in a junior high school and in junior colleges for a few years. I have worked in a home work space for about the last 45 years. Since 1985 I have worked almost daily in a studio we added to our house. I am also a part-time weaver.
My jewelry has been represented in various shops and galleries in Massachusetts and in Southern California. I participate in two or three group shows in the area every year. I often receive commissions from individuals, and occasionally from organizations.
Ahlene Welsh 2002
sterling silver, 14 and 18k gold, labradorite beads
3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.