Andrea Williams

Andrea Williams

Brussels Belgium

Training / Education:
1993 BFA Rhode Island school of Design

Work Experience:


Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):

2012 SOFA Chicago represented by Charon Kransen Arts
2012 ARTISTS AWARDS-Society of Arts and Crafts
2012 THE DE PATTA PROJECT, Velvet Da Vinci
2012 A RING FOR SPRING, Silver Blue and Gold
2011 JINGLE THIS, Taboo Studio
2011 IN LINE IN METAL, Aaron Faber Gallery, NY & SOFA Chicago
2011 SOLO SHOW: stones, Patina Gallery Santa Fe
2011 GEOGRAPHY: Art Jewelry Forum , SNAG Conference, SOFA Chicago
2010 AUTUMN JEWELS, Carlyn Gallery
2010 NEW ARTISTS FOR THE NEW DECADE, Patina Gallery Santa Fe
Georgia Museum of Art

Awards / Grants:

2012 Society of Arts and Craft Artist Awards
2012 Niche Award- fine gold, first place
2011 Saul Bell Design Awards-Beads, first place
2010 Mort Ableson Scholarship Recipient
2010 Saul Bell Design Award-Gold Platinum, Finalist

Collections (Private & Museum):

2010 '500 Gemstone Jewels, a sparkling collection of dazzling designs
2009 The Jeweler's Studio Handbook

Artist Statement:
My jewelry is an expression of the wonder I sense in the intricacies in nature. When we see stones in infinite numbers underfoot at the beach, we cannot help but to miss the unique perfection in each. I use recycled and found organic materials in conjunction with reclaimed precious metals to capture that sense of wonder in each piece. My desire is to create a wearable reminder of the often overlooked beauty in nature. I am committed to producing socially and environmentally responsible jewelry.