Stonehouse | Studio contemporary art jewelry
Stonehouse | Studio Contemporary Art Jewelry by Betsy Baker Betsy hand fabricates one of a kind and limited edition contemporary art jewelry in her Boston studio. She works primarily in polymer, a synthetic low fire clay that is remarkably versatile and colorful. Her polymer work incorporates a variety of mixed media surface techniques, including alcohol inks, acrylic paint, silkscreening and ink transfers. She complements the polymer with hand forged fine and sterling silver that adds dimension and textural contrast to her pieces. Stonehouse Studio jewelry has a serene feel, achieving a zen-like balance of pattern, color and shape. The distinctly asymmetric and organic pieces are simple, elegant and very wearable.
About the artist: Betsy Baker was born and raised in Latin America. Her global upbringing segued into a career in the travel field, first as a travel agent and then as corporate travel manager at a large advertising firm. Betsy has always been an avid do-it –yourselfer and started making jewelry as a hobby several years ago, working primarily with natural stones and silver. But it was discovering polymer clay that unleashed her creativity and prompted a career change to full-time studio artist. Betsy launched Stonehouse Studio in 2006, the name coming from the Maya word ‘xcanatún’, or ‘tall stone house’. She works out of her home studio in Boston’s historic Charlestown neighborhood. She sells her work at juried art and craft shows in the Boston area, online, and at selected boutiques and galleries. Her work has been featured by several popular art blogs, including Crafthaus, Daily Art Muse and Polymer Clay Daily. She was a featured artist in the April ’09 online edition of American Style magazine and in the Gallery section of the January ’10 edition of Art Jewelry Magazine. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.stonehouse-studio.com