PMC artist and instructor, Amy Brandenburg, expresses her love for nature, history and architecture in the jewelry she creates. Amy pursued a career in art by first attending a liberal arts college in Illinois and then a graduate school in New York.
It was during her jewelry and fashion studies in Chicago that she found her love for 3D objects. Later, at grad school in New York, she was inspired by early 20th century design. Drawing upon those foundations, Amy’s designs are focused in three collections: Dwellings, Four Directions and Art Nouveau.
“The love of creating three dimensional objects and personal adornments has led me to my passion for making jewelry. Working with PMC has allowed me to create things that would have been unimaginable or extremely difficult with traditional metal smithing, making the impossible possible.“
On her website you can purchase her jewelry pieces, which are priced between $25-450, find a list of fine galleries that carry her work, see her upcoming art festival schedule plus watch a video of her process and find additional information on her PMC classes.
The grant sponsor, Halstead, is one of North America’s leading distributors of jewelry supplies. Halstead specializes in wholesale findings, chain, tools and metals for jewelry artists. The firm is celebrating their 41st anniversary this year.