Class Subject: Jewelry Making
For the past seven years, Jennifer has been designing and producing jewelry and accessories for major brands all over the United States and Europe, including: Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie (U.S and U.K.,) Sundance Catalog, J.Jill, Ralph Lauren, MoMa Design Store, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store, Athleta, Nordstrom Rack, Loft Outlet, and many more. You can even find her work on the new hit show Quantico on ABC.
Receiving her B.F.A from the Conservatory of Design Technology at S.U.N.Y Purchase, Jennifer's studies in ancient fashion history and architecture ignited her passion for personal adornment and the craftsmanship behind it. Working her way up in the accessory and product development industry in N.Y.C., Jennifer was hands-on in every aspect of the jewelry design and production process. Learning wax carving, model building, metalsmithing, and gemology from some of the most seasoned names in the industry, Jennifer is thankful and proud to now be designing alongside her mentors.
Jennifer's personal philosophy is that it is never too soon, late, or hard to learn a skill you are interested in, she feels that passion is wasted if it is not shared with others. She is excited for the opportunity to share her passion and everything she has learned from her career and adventures in the industry. “The people I have met along the way have been so generous with sharing their industry secrets and helping me succeed in my own career. I am grateful to them, because of them I truly believe that being able to share, collaborate, and get people excited about their own creativity is essential to the world.”
In addition to her teaching position at the Art League of Long Island, Jennifer is currently an associate designer at the FourSeasons Design Group located in Nassau County: the last fully operational jewelry factory in New York. Here she designs under world acclaimed artist Michael Michaud, collaborating with him on new seasonal collections and exclusive product licensed to various museums and stores. Jennifer spends her days in a fast paced environment surrounded by every aspect of jewelry manufacturing from wax model building and carving to casting and plating. Having just purchased a home with her husband in Huntington, she is excited to get involved with the rich community of artists on Long Island.