Joan North

Designing jewelry, especially silversmithing, is my second career. After a lifetime of work in higher education, culminating as Dean of the College of Professional Studies at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, I eased into the art world around 2000.

I like shapes that remind me of life situations, starkly simple shapes, and combinations that draw your surprised eye. I love contrast in form and similarity in color. Incorporating stones into metal designs delights me. I dream of new designs, smiling in my sleep. Most of all, I want each piece to intrigue the viewer.

I am a full time, award-winning silversmith, my jewelry is shown at galleries, museums and exhibits coast to coast, and I am represented by various galleries across the country.

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