Jennifer Kahn's Profile
I've been making jewelry for over a decade. I graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Art and English in 2001. That year I met renowned jewelry artist, Celie Fago and became her apprentice and teaching assistant. She taught me how to work with Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and I got to be one of the pioneers in that new medium. For 9 years (till 2010) I accompanied her in her travels around the country and abroad.
I try to put a contemporary spin on ancient designs, as I’m influenced by both ethnic artifacts and current fashion trends. I’m fascinated by the way things are put together: patched, hinged, riveted, stitched, wrapped and often incorporate such connections in my pieces. My designs fuse old and new, industrial and natural, urban and ethnic. Through all of this craftsmanship is key, which causes me to think about every part of a piece, the back must be as compelling…
- Born on April 25
- Joined March 11, 2007