I grew up in farming country. This early influence created a lifelong love of folk crafts, indigenous arts and wildness. I love to travel, to meet people and hear their stories. I love history, and the connection I feel to past civilizations when I use the ancient and revered techniques of enameling and goldsmithing. I am fascinated with myths that recount heroic adventures. These stories strive to express the mystery and complexity of the human experience and the relationships that influence and inspire us.
Jenne Rayburn is a Boston-based goldsmith, enamelist, and seasoned designer who also studied interior design and architecture. Natural materials, vernacular design and indigenous peoples inspire her jewelry. With a love of mythology and ancient crafts, ideas about identity, tradition and community also influence her work. Jenne studied art and architecture at the University of Washington where she was introduced to metalsmithing and textile design. She received the M.S. degree in Design from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has taken intensive workshops at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and at the Metalwerx School for Jewelry and Metal Arts. Jenne opened her art studio for business in 2009; however, she has a life long passion for the arts. Jenne has more than 20 years of architectural practice experience, and she works as an arts advocate in Boston.
Where to Buy
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