On a whim in 2002, Brittany signed up for a jewelry class at the local college while studying the art of creating teeth. It was here she became fascinated with the metal casting process. After pursuing her passion for working with metal further, she went on to study precious stone setting under Blaine Lewis and more non-traditional metal techniques with Robert Dancik. Her real life calling was born—jewelry making.
Starting in 2004, Brittany served as the Resident Silversmith Instructor at Sundance Resort in Provo, Utah. During her nine years at Sundance she also operated her own private studio. In 2013, Brittany moved her love of silversmithing and teaching to the heart of Sugar House in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since then, B Golden Jewelry School (formerly Brittany Golden Studio) has offered a full range of classes that explore techniques and mediums in the world of metalsmithing—including an extensive 6-month Jewelry Business Certification Program. Over the years, she has become a celebrated artist locally and internationally.
Her jewelry appears in the book “30 Minute Rings” and at the Sundance Gallery. She has also been the featured artist in several exhibits within Utah. She is a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, President of the Women’s Jewelry Association Salt Lake Chapter, and the founder of the Utah Metal Arts Guild.
To see Brittany’s jewelry please visit brittanygolden.com
Stephanie Chavez is a diverse mixed media artist and certified PMC instructor. The metal clay process enables Stephanie to create unique one-of-a-kind jewelry. She utilizes many different aspects, mediums, and techniques which bring the jewelry alive and fit the uniqueness of the individual she is creating for. Her creations include fine silver fingerprints, hand/footprints, and special words or phrases that ensure the jewelry is personalized for the individual.
As an instructor Stephanie’s current class curriculums bring to life the creativeness of the students through a fun and easy workshop. Find out more about Stephanie at stephaniechavez.com
Asia Dutson is a Salt Lake City jewelry artist, silversmith, and owner of Asia Raine Jewelry and Art Designs.
She is a creator who thrives in a world where curiosity and creativity exist. Asia enjoys creating with metals and elements in ways that showcase natural individuality and beauty. She enjoys sharing her knowledge through teaching, and is thrilled as each student ignites his or her creative spark, bringing unlimited diversity to the workbench. In May 2015, she traveled with a group of artisans to Hyderabad, India where they taught vocational sewing and jewelry skills to women in the slums.
Asia loves the connection that comes from designing custom work for corporate businesses and individuals alike. She is a graduate of the Jewelry Business Certification Program Cohort 1 at B Golden Jewelry School. Her jewelry has been in Olive and Cocoa Catalogue, Turiyas Gifts, and The Dancing Cranes gift store, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Discover more about Asia at asiaraine.com
Deb Ludwick, a lifelong resident of Evanston, Wyoming, has come to jewelry making through various avenues. She loves arts and crafts but jewelry making has always been her passion. Over 30 years ago she read about glass fusing, a friend gave her some glass, and she was hooked.
She has traveled to Salt Lake City, Portland and Las Vegas to continue her education. She became a certified art clay instructor and learned lampwork bead making and wire wrapping; these skills contribute to her jewelry designs.
Deb has a shop in her home in Evanston where she teach classes in fusing, bead making, and metal clay. She continued her silversmithing education and now teaches lampworking at B Golden Jewelry School. For more information on Deb visit her website fused2wear.com
It was in the back room of his dental lab making an elk ivory ring as a gift for his uncle that Landry got hooked on casting. He has since made many customized pieces of jewelry for his friends and family. Landry finds joy in creating beautiful jewelry that can bring one closer to nature. He enjoys preserving memories by creating wildlife jewelry for the outdoorsmen, sports inspired pieces for the fanatic, setting precious gemstones, and creating unique custom accessories. He is a graduate of the Jewelry Business Certification Program Cohort 1 at B Golden Jewelry School. See more of his work at lrcustomjewelry.com
Robert Dancik holds a Masters degree in sculpture from Northern Illinois University, and a BA in fine art from Adelphi University. He has been an artist/teacher for more than 30 years and has taught people from kindergarten to graduate school while exhibiting his jewelry and sculpture in museums and galleries across the US and in Europe, Japan, and Australia. He teaches workshops at art centers in the US and abroad. His work is in numerous collections, has artwork published in many books, and has written articles and published his artwork in numerous magazines including “Niche”, “Art Jewelry”, “Lapidary Journal” and “Perspectives”.
Robert is the originator of Faux Bone™, a new, wonderful material for artists involved in jewelry, artist’s books, sculpture, and other artistic disciplines. He is the originator of “Solid Expression” a new formulation of artisans concrete he developed for jewelry and small sculpture. His book “Amulets and Talismans: Techniques for Making Meaningful Jewelry” was published by Northlight Books.
He is owner and head lackey at Studio E.Y.E. (Express Yourself Endlessly). His studio promotes arts and education by collaborating with accomplished artists and teachers from the US and around the world.
Glen Williams has always had an interest in art. He’s dabbled in oil painting, woodcarving, jewelry, fabrics, and paper-mache. His attraction to cloisonné comes from the jewel like durability, the vast color palette, and the depth of the 3D quality in a 2D object. During his time in California, he studied the wet-pack method of cloisonné enameling under cloisonné guru, Merry Lee Rae which he has pursued for over 10 years.
Sherri Haab is a bestselling craft author with 30 published books to her credit, with several titles selling over a million copies each. She is a certified metal clay instructor. She currently develops new craft products and consults for several companies. Sherri has released 2 DVD’s (Metal Clay and Resin) and has appeared on several television programs (HGTV, DIY and PBS).
In addition to being a best selling author, she has taught at various bead shows and shops in the United States and Europe for over 20 years. She has appeared on the Carol Duvall TV Show, the DIY Jewelry Making show, and CCP Videos. Mediums she has worked in include metal clay, resin, etching, electroforming, macramé, polymer clay, glass enamel, crochet and wire work. More about Sherri at sherrihaab.com
Emily Grace, of Burnsville, N.C., grew up in her family’s jewelry store. Gems and Jewelry have always represented a significant part of her life. She began creating simple beaded jewelry as a child, and worked at the family store part-time during high school. Emily’s grandfather, a North Carolina Mine Inspector, taught her about gems and minerals. Her father and uncle, talented goldsmiths, taught her jewelry repair. After high school graduation, Emily furthered her education by taking classes at Gem City College in Quincy, IL, Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC, William Holland Lapidary School in Young Harris, GA, and Revere Academy in San Francisco, CA. She continues to learn new techniques in the various mediums of unique jewelry creations. Emily works at the family business, Rings ‘N Things, where she specializes in jewelry design. She enjoys helping customers create one-of-a-kind, treasured jewelry pieces. To learn more about her family business, please visit ringsnthingsnc.com