Terri has been a designer for over 25 years. In 1991, she received her Masters Degree from the College of Design at North Carolina State University and built a successful career as a Landscape Architect, thriving on the art and craft of detailed garden design. Intrigued by applying her skills to other forms of design, she refocused her talents in 2002 to pursue other facets of creative expression. Beginning with a 2-year apprenticeship in a traditional stained glass studio, she moved from the architectural nature of stained glass to detailed glass and metalwork pieces. Her fascination with fine metalwork led her to study under Master Metalsmith Bill Churlik of Earthspeak Arts, where she developed the foundation and methods that underlie her style. She continues perfecting her techniques and exploring new ones in her studio in Asheville, NC.
Your jewelry is a reflection of you. It empowers us and brings us pleasure. And sometimes you just can't find that special piece you're thinking about. Whether you're interested in a tweak to one of Terri's designs, your own design concept or a collaboration, please feel free to contact her if you'd like to visit or discuss a special design. And remember, customized pieces don't have to be for expensive pieces only! No idea is unworthy - we can create those special-interest everyday pieces that you just can't seem to find anywhere......such as Terri's personal favorite special-interest, everyday piece - her Pi Ring.
Terri is the sole designer and maker of her jewelry. Each piece is individually made from raw materials starting with precious metal sheet and wire. She works primarily with Argentium Sterling Silver, sometimes accenting with 14k yellow or rose gold, and often with gemstones. Details are then further enhanced with varying degrees of patina applications. These materials are melded together using traditional silversmith techniques including soldering, fusing and forging. Though each piece is handmade from raw materials, many designs can be replicated in concept, customizing details and size as desired.
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59 Fenner Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804
Designer and Maker of Fine Art Jewelry