Artist: Amy O'Connell
Email: amy AT ezmo.com
Orchid Gallery: http://www.ganoksin.com/orchid/amy2.htm
I am a mainly self taught jewelry artist from Northampton
Massachusetts. I began making jewelry in 1992 while living in Iowa
City IA. In 1998 I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue the
art jewelry business full time. My background is in the visual arts
including painting, design, photography, and sculpture and I
incorporate all of these into my work, my business, and my life.
In 2002 I enrolled full time in the California College of Arts and
Crafts Metalsmithing program (Oakland CA). I will be in the program
until 2005. The objects in this gallery are the first of many new
works produced at the school. My work is in a state of
metamorphosis, I am both surprised and delighted every day by what
it is becoming.