Every piece of jewelry begins with raw stock materials: silver, copper, brass or gold sheet and wire, vitreous enamel, and colorful stones are cut, carved, forged, fired, sanded, and polished until the design becomes material. I enjoy the process and repetition involved in making jewelry; it makes me feel like Geppetto and I like that.
I love it when a piece of jewelry becomes imbued with memories and you can’t stop wearing it because it has become a part of you and feel very lucky to be able to make pieces like this for my customers.
I’m inspired by nature, like everyone else, but I am also interested in creating work that has an unexplainable charm-like quality, expressed through the use of special stones, colors, words and timeless shapes.
Jennifer Walker began making jewelry in high school at a local art college that offered classes to teens.
She attended Parsons School of Design for two years then transferred to Maine College of Art where she received her BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making.