Agnieska Winograd Has been designing jewelry for 15 years. She started Elemalline with Marius Winograd and forged a unique style together of interwoven metals and precious stones. Agnieszka's new line is reminiscent of her past works but ties in a more delicate and feminine approach while still working in 22/18k gold, stunning stones and dramatic finishes. Designed with women of all ages in mind, it speaks directly from a woman's spirit in an elegant, chic, and yet playful way. Inspired by women and designed to inspire.
Alex Sepkus We see in Alex's work an irresistible playfulness, even a quirkiness, unrivaled in the world of the goldsmith. Alex Sepkus is internationally known and on display in numerous galleries throughout the country. Alex names his pieces based on things he finds intriguing in life. Hence the "fence" ring, the "stone path" band, etc. His pieces are frequently textured and accented with small diamonds.
Come see the work of Alex Sepkus and many other fine artist/craftsmen at Laurie Donovan Designs. Our gallery/workshop has been located in Lenox for 30 years. We pride ourselves on being the Berkshires premier jewelers, gemologists and designer goldsmiths. We are open daily in summer and Tuesday Through Saturday the rest of the year round.
Ananda Khalsa She draws inspiration from natural forms, and the vibrant luminosity of natural gemstones. She strives to capture the precious quality found in ancient jewelry, while creating pieces with a modern sensibility. All of the gems used are hand picked for their unique and exceptional characteristics.
Many of her pieces contain an original painting on paper, which is set behind crystal in silver or 22k gold. An important influence in Ananda's work is the powerful symbolism behind each of the subjects she chooses to paint.
Each of Ananda’s pieces is handcrafted in her studio in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Ayala Naphtali Draws inspiration from ancient alphanumeric systems, contemporary architecture and her own personal, cultural history. She is intrigued with balance and proportion and feels that each of her pieces must find its axis on the wearer. She creates work with elegance and minimal, bold colorful forms.
The choice of a particular material is often the motivation for the artist to design a specific piece. Its texture, color and versatility influence the end result. Some materials are hand dyed or carved. Other techniques she utilizes include forging, fabricating, and casting. Different combinations of techniques allow her to make jewelry pieces with dimension and volume, but without excessive weight.
Britt Anderson Britt Anderson explores anticlastic forming to create his dynamic jewelry, allowing him unlimited possibilities of lines and curves. Anderson forms each piece by drawing patterns onto flat sheets of gold and then hand hammering the metal until it becomes three-dimensional. The forming and finishing of each item is extremely labor intensive, making the creation of two sets of earrings in one day an accomplishment. Though complicated and demanding, anticlastic forming allows for exceptionally strong, lightweight and visually appealing jewelry. The artist uses only recycled,ecologically processed gold for all of his pieces.
Eva Stone The jewelry of Ewa and Rafael Szyszko emits passion and joy. Our own silver studio and cutting-workshop of precious stones allows the two to create even the most free ideas of designers. The trade mark Eva Stone is the synonym of unique and full fantasy jewelry, allowing the connection of silver and other metals with sophisticated and extraordinary shaped stones.
Gita Dyer Gita Dyer was born on an organic farm near Frankfurt, Germany and received her primary and secondary education at the Waldorf School there. In 1969 she enrolled at the Zeichenakademie Hanau (a school for metal work and art), graduating in July 1972 as a journeyman goldsmith. The following year she took additional courses in stone setting, metal chasing, and enameling at the same school.In her first journeyman year (May 1973 to July 1974) she worked in the studio of Werner Lorentz in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. Her second journeyman year (September 1974 to August 1975) was spent in the goldsmith shop of Reiner Model in Stuttgart, Germany.The next year she returned to the Zeichenakademie Hanau for the Goldsmith Master class graduating in July 1977 as Designer and Master Goldsmith.Since 1978 she and her husband Richard have lived in Hillsdale, New York in the house they built themselves. Her studio is there at home. She loves the delicate contrast of gold and silver in the same piece, and incorporates this in many of her designs, along with combining precious cut stones with ordinary stones and sea shells.Come see the work of Gita Dyer and many other fine artist/craftsmen at Laurie Donovan Designs. Our gallery/workshop has been located in Lenox for 30 years. We pride ourselves on being the Berkshires premier jewelers and designer goldsmiths. We are open daily in summer and Tuesday through Saturday from 10-5 the rest of the year round.
Jayne Redman “Nature provides an endless reference for imagination and invention. The linear quality of stems and the fullness of flower buds inspire my jewelry. I enjoy integrating mechanics with design, allowing each piece to function in a visually intriguing way. I work with multiples of the same shape engineering them to fit precisely giving an abstract impression of their botanical origin. Many years of metalsmithing have taught me the power of simplicity. My forms begin as flat metal shapes and arrive as small sculptures. Their complexity is in their conception as curving planes of origami.”
Jayne Redman earned her B.F.A. in Jewelry and Silversmithing from Maine College of Art in 1977. She began her jewelry career in the fashion jewelry industry in New York as a design and production assistant. She started her own company, Jayne Redman Jewelry, in 1982. She has exhibited at numerous American Craft Council Shows and Buyers Market of American Craft shows as well as the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and is represented by fine jewelry galleries and craft stores across the country. Jayne is a former faculty member of the Maine College of Art Department of Jewelry and Metals. She teaches workshops nationally and at Riverview Workshops at Jayne Redman Studio in Westbrook, Maine.
Laurie Donovan Received her BFA from U Mass, Dartmouth in 1977, in Visual Design specializing in graphic arts and jewelry making. Laurie has been designing and hand fabricating fine jewelry for over 35 years. She is a recipient of the prestigious Spectrum Design Award given by the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) annually for excellence in the use of colored gemstones, superb design and craftsmanship. Laurie's jewelry is created from precious metals and fine gemstones. She specializes in unique one of kind pieces. Her jewelry is completely hand made. Each piece is durably constructed, exquisitely finished, made to be worn and enjoyed for a lifetime.
Laurie's work has been featured in numerous publications and galleries over the years.
Come see the work of Laurie Donovan and many other fine artist/craftsmen at Laurie Donovan Designs. Our gallery/workshop has been located in Lenox for 30 years. We pride ourselves on being the Berkshires premier jewelers and designer goldsmiths. We are open daily in summer and Tuesday through Saturday the rest of the year round, 10-5pm.
Michou Michele Sonner's love of art, antiques and history first drew her into jewelry design over twenty years ago. Michele was so inspired that she found herself in Bali apprenticing with their artisans and learning skills that had been handed down over countless generations. And so Michou was born marrying modern design with an ancient art form learned from experienced Balinese artisans."I create collections that women can connect with and embrace; each piece is ageless, filled with heart so that it becomes part of the woman who wears it."
Paula Crevoshay Paula Crevoshay is known, and deservedly so, as the Queen of Color.
After earning her Masters Degree with Honors in painting and sculpture at the age of 22, Paula went to New York to launch her career as an artist. But soon, she married George Crevoshay.
Paula spent the first three years of her married life living in India in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery.
Paula had two one-woman shows of her work in Bombay and Pune, worked as an actress in Bollywood films, and set up a dispensary in the monastary.
In India Paula began buying gems and designing jewelry in earnest. The first Crevoshay jewels were meticulously crafted using the finest melee in parti-colored sapphires, rubies, and other gemstones. On returning to the United States, she sold out her collection in the first month. She had to fly back to Asia for more gemstones, and an intercontinental lifestyle was born.
Each year as the artist went from success to success and upgraded the size and expense of her stones, the scale of her pieces and her elaborate style was developed. She began to win patrons and recognition, and her career blossomed. Her work is now on permanent display at the GIA Museum, the Carnegie Museum, and the Smithsonian Institute.
She has gained renown not only for the graceful beauty and opulent design of her jewels, but especially for her painterly approach to gemstone combinations; which is why the trade press has referred to her as "The Queen of Color".
Phillip Zahm The focal point of Phillip Zahm's jewelry is based on his hunt for the finest gemstones. Phillip travels to the source and is the creator of his product. His jewelry is exquisitely crafted with accents of mele diamonds and other lovely color combinations. He uses 18K yellow or white gold to create these incredible heirlooms.
Sarah Graham By incorporating innovative materials with her exceptional design sense, Sarah Graham creates jewelry that is unlike anything else; organic, textural, with a muted palate that is subtly feminine, yet substantial; unique, yet universal in its appeal. The natural inspiration behind the jewelry – whether cast directly from Jacaranda Pods and decayed wood or rendered in wax from a microscopic view of single cell marine organisms – gives her designs a texture and feel that makes them infinitely wearable. But it is the matte black finish of oxidized cobalt chrome juxtaposed with 18k yellow, rose and white gold, set with colored diamonds, that is its’ most eye-catching element.
Steven Webster From a modest start in the Thames estuary town of Gravesend, to the UK's luxury Jewelry Designer for three consecutive years 2001, 2002 and 2003, along with being made a freeman of the City of London, Stephen Webster's jewelry career has covered a lot of ground. He credits his magpie like tendencies to first attracting him to a Jewelry and Silversmith course at Art school, aged 16. This fired up a passion for jewelry design and craftsmanship that remains top of his agenda to this day, 28 years later. His streetwise attitude combined with a love of traditional craft values has developed into his unique approach to fine jewelry, crossing boundaries of age, style and culture. Come see the work of Stephen Webster and many other fine artist/craftsmen at Laurie Donovan Designs. Our gallery/workshop has been located in Lenox for 30 years. We pride ourselves on being the Berkshires premier jewelers, gemologists and designer goldsmiths. We are open daily in summer and Tuesday Through Saturday the rest of the year round.
Sydney Lynch Since 1983 Sydney has produced both a one of a kind and a Designer Line series. Organic shapes and textures found in nature inspire her jewelry designs. Hand selected gemstones are combined to create a color story, then set in a combination of 18K and 22K gold, and oxidized silver.
Zoltan David If anyone wonders why Zoltan David is a legend in the jewelry industry, a quick study of his artistry will certainly explain it.Zoltan is technically involved with every piece he creates. Whether it is guiding his staff in execution or designing the next great bracelet with an innovative clasp, no detail is neglected.A leading designer and innovator in the jewelry industry, Zoltan David has produced a constant flow of creative, beautiful and original work, crafted to perfection. His imagination and technical skills are in a class of their own.We have followed Zoltan David's career for years, and after our first meeting we knew he was the artist with the sensitivity needed to work with some of our finest gems.Come see the work of Zoltan David and many other fine artist/craftsmen at Laurie Donovan Designs. Our gallery/workshop has been located in Lenox for 30 years. We pride ourselves on being the Berkshires premier jewelers, gemologists and designer goldsmiths. We are open daily in summer and Tuesday Through Saturday the rest of the year round.