Lindsay often draws inspiration from her surroundings, and evokes life experiences and reactions into her work. She draws from a playful sense of wonder in her more recent felt bud series; reflects on the intricate architectural ornamentation that line the streets of Spain in the “Las Calles” series; and has also incorporated found objects like branches, stones, bug wings, and lily pads she’s collected into pieces that allow others to connect with the way she sees the world.
Lindsay Minihan has been creating handcrafted jewelry and objects for the past 15 years. She is also the executive director of Metalwerx, a non-profit school and community studio for jewelry making and metal arts in Waltham, MA.
Lindsay received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a focus on small metals. She graduated in 2005 with high honors and academic distinction. Shortly after, she moved to Spain for just over a year, taught English as a second language and traveled around the country. This trip became the inspiration for her line Las Calles.
Since returning in 2006, she got a job as program coordinator at Metalwerx. She was promoted to director in 2009. Over the past 8 years, she has dedicated her time to the development of the Metalwerx community. The school now offers over 120 courses annually, a mix of weekly classes and workshops that are cutting-edge and varied, from introductory through professional level offerings.
Lindsay is a member and volunteer for several organizations including: The Commonwealth of Craft Consortium, The Boston Chapter of the Women’s Jewelry Association, Waltham Mills Open Studios Committee, and will also be helping with logistics for the 2015 SNAG conference in Boston. She still finds time to make jewelry as a member of the Metalwerx Studiomate community, a group of 22 artists who share studio space there.
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