Artist Bio

Jane has been working in silver since 1990. She uses many techniques in fabricating her work, from chasing and repousee to enameling, fold forming to stone setting and lapidary. She has a BFA degree in design from Carnegie Mellon University, and has studied extensively with master jewelers in intensive workshops. This past year Jane won second place in a bolo contest at the Naja in Denver, where 70+ artists participated.

Artist Statement:

I have been an artist all my life. I still paint and work in colored pencil, but my two loves have been pottery and metals. When you get down deep in every artist, I think the artist statement is that you have to make things; making art is in your soul. I can’t not make art.  For me, my hands are always busy, either working in my studio or knitting. My one of a kind pieces are largely informed by the special stones that often lay on my bench for months before the right design solution presents itself, like a gift.  Even cooking becomes an art form. Every day I get to do the things I love. I am so blessed to live my life as an artist.”     – Jane Roberts