From ancient textiles to the modern city grid, Ashley is captivated by patterns, how they inform, connect, and shape our sense of place. Using her sense of artistry, Ashley transforms a variety of precious metals to create her own unique collection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. Working with silver, brass, and copper Ashley creates a signature look that is casual and accessible yet strongly personal and contemporary. Gold, fresh water pearls, and fine Swarovski crystals are used strategically to adorn, highlight and balance each one of her handcrafted designs.
ARTIST IN CHARGE
I’ve been an artist all of my life. Others knew it before I did. Even my classmate sitting next to me in the third grade knew it. But for a long time I wasn't sure what that meant.
It wasn’t until I moved cross country to Portland, Oregon with the love of my life that I fully embraced my creative tendencies. In Portland, I finally felt free to embark on a dream - utilize my artistic talents and be my own boss. I wanted nothing more than to support myself through this passion for jewelry making. Through hard work and perseverance I achieved just that.
EDUCATION & AWARDS
BFA Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 2006
Emerging Artist Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Craft Festival, Portland, OR 2014
NICHE Award Winner for Fashion Jewelry Buyers Market of America 2014
Best in Jewelry Corvallis Fall Festival, Corvallis, OR 2019