Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lonna Keller Jewelry

I have long been a fan of Lonna Keller Jewelry.  Lonna is known for her museum quality pieces as well as her affordable production line.  Lonna struggles with the same problems that most of the women in this industry struggle with.  How to take care of a family and maintain your artistic integrity.  I for one believe she has her priorities well in hand.  By lengthening her turn around time, limiting the number of galleries that show her work and streamlining her product line she feels she is now in a better place to manage all of her responsibilities.

Keller received an M.F.A. in metalsmithing 
in 1998 from the University of Iowa, a B.F.A.
in Metalsmithing and a B.S. in 
Sociology/Anthropology in 1994 from 
Nebraska Wesleyan University.

"Silver Massage"
sterling silver, black onyx
36"x 16"
Permanent Collection of the Musuem of Arts and Design, NY


one-of-a-kind wearable art necklace
sterling silver, rubber
17" x 8"

"Single Pearl Cuff"
sterling silver, freshwater pearl

"Delicate Pearls" earrings
sterling silver, freshwater pearls 
1 1/2" x 1/4 "