“I want my jewelry to inspire courage, beauty, and joy in the women who wear it.”
An award winning jeweler, Thea has been designing and creating her signature jewelry for more than 25 years. Thea is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (BFA 1991) and in addition to creating her own signature collection she has also designed jewelry for well known brands including Isaac Mizrahi and Swarovski.
Early in her career, Thea was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Grant to explore the Divine Feminine in Painting and Sculpture in Florence, Italy. The artistic expression of the essence of a woman’s strength, wisdom and nurturing qualities is a concept that continues to influence Thea’s design sense to this day. During her time in Italy Thea also assisted instructors and studied traditional jewelry making techniques at the Art Studio Fuji.
Her love of natural geometry shines in her Luna Collection. The clean lines are influenced by Thea’s Italian heritage and her love of uncluttered adornment. In 2005 she won first place in the Saul Bell Award silver category for her Lotus Pearl Brooch.
Dance and music are a big part of Thea’s life outside her studio. You can feel her sense of rhythm come through in her work especially in her statement necklaces.
Many of her signature designs are hand made using Sterling Silver that is fused with a layer of 22K Gold, adding a luminous glow from interior spaces, which you will appreciate as the piece moves and catches the light when you wear it.
Born in Boston Massachusetts, Thea and her son now call Rhode Island home, where she works in her studio located in Hope Artiste Village. To see Thea’s work in person see the list of galleries and upcoming Events.
I create sculptural jewelry that is balanced, bold and luminous using traditional fabrication and forming techniques. I combine mixed precious metals, minerals and gems with an emphasis on metal form and function.
Designing happens at the bench and is largely fueled by instinct, intuition and play.
My inspiration is drawn from a combination of forces; natural geometry, modern sculpture, and iconic patterns and design from both contemporary and ancient art.
I particularly enjoy exploring the play between positive and negative, shadow and light and masculine and feminine.
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