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Meet the Artist


Leah Staley is a one-woman jewelry design and fabrication studio out of San Francisco, CA, creating a line of thoughtfully designed and hand-crafted mixed metal jewelry

 

Her Story:

Originally from a small town in Pennsylvania, Leah graduated from Edinboro University of PA in 2006 with a degree in fine arts and a concentration in metalsmithing. While working several years as a jeweler’s assistant in Baltimore, MD following graduation, she was introduced to and fell in love with the jewelry craft and began to develop her style. After relocating to Milwaukee, WI, she set out on her own to pursue a career as an independent artist. After two years of exhibiting work on the East coast and Midwest, She now calls San Francisco, CA home and her work can be seen in fine art, craft shows and boutiques nationwide.

 

Her Inspiration:

With a family history of trade metal workers, she draws inspiration from her blue-collar roots and keeps her design process hands-on through fabrication. Mixed metals, combined with clean design and industrial organic influences result in a collection of modern and modestly beautiful jewelry. 

 

Her Process:

Leah designs each piece by hand; cutting and combining sheet metal, wire and tubing. With the help of a small casting house in Colorado Springs, CO, her original design is molded and cast to create multiples. She then adds fabricated elements in house to the cast design, followed by forming and finishing to result in a thoughtfully hand-crafted product.