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. Ashley’s work has been awarded and recognized for its high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Ashley sells her work directly at festivals and art events throughout the North West region and also at galleries and fine boutiques across North America. Sign up for her mailing list below to receive updates of upcoming events or click here for her current show schedule.
Ashley is an artist, mother, and active member in the arts & crafts community of Portland. She maintains a jewelry studio in the industrial arts building, Civilian Studios that she co-founded to create affordable artist workspace in Portland. She is a board member, helping to run one of the North West’s best art shows, and a member of the Creative Metal Arts Guild. Ashley was raised in Connecticut but spent her formative years in Philadelphia, receiving her BFA in Metals & Jewelry Design from Tyler School of Art. Ashley enjoys bicycling, good music and sharing food with loved ones. Since moving to Portland in 2011 Ashley has been fortunate to create a life for herself that supports doing what she loves.