Being born and raised in a small town in Missouri allowed Cassondra Morrison to be curious and imagine a creative world at a young age. This instinctive creativeness led to making jewelry which she quickly realized was her passion. She learned to captivate this creativity into innovation and new techniques making extravagant one of a kind pieces as well as jewelry that can be worn everyday. Combining inspiration, knowledge, and unique processes to create jewelry that holds a connection with the wearer is what fuels and motivates her. She strives to create unique, individualized pieces that encourage the wearer to carry confidence and embrace strength.
As an artist, Jocelyn DeSisto is driven by the social anthropology behind adornment in combination with advancing technology. The science and engineering of how an object is made, where materials come from and how they are put together to transform into something new is an engaging challenge in her work.Using 3-D printing and post-processing to manipulate and elevate a printed material, DeSisto maintains a studio practice that allows her to create work that is modern and fun while exploring what art and craft means today. The mechanical and industrial quality of the 3-D printing process contrasts with the organic and expressive painting aspect of coloring the pieces to evoke mystery and intrigue as to how the object was made.
Bernie is an artist and jeweler who lives and creates in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is a graduate ofthe jewelry design program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Bernie's passion lies inworking with tactile and natural materials such as fibers, vegetables, fruits and found objects whichshe then translates into metal. The work that is born from the unorthodox processes she uses areone of a kind and limited edition designs crafted by hand for appreciators of texture and abstractform. Inspiration for the pieces derives from an interest in brutalism, historic adornment, the processof creating, meticulous repetition, and the individuality of every moment.