Marin Art Directory
Shelly Rae is a contemporary jewelry artist in Marin. She uses metal fabrication, lost wax casting and wire wrapping techniques. She has a B. A. in Art and Design and an M.A. in Art Therapy.
Shirley Weiss of the Marin Jewelers Guild works primarily in sterling silver, incorporating the processes of lost wax, repousse and chasing to translate natural textures into jewelry art.
Sudha Irwin is a jewelry artist, inspired by the natural world that surrounds her in Mill Valley, California and from her travels around the world. She has been working in silver, gold, and precious and semiprecious stones for over a decade. Recently she has been exploring vitreous enamels, along with gemstones.
The Marin artist Virginia Simpson-Magruder is known for her collages, book art, and mixed media jewelry. She likes to work with vintage and hand-dyed ribbons, handmade papers, Swavorski crystal beads and rhinestones. Virginia makes heirloom quality, hand-soldered glass pendants with wild animal motifs and “Oriel” pendants.
Yoshi Stokes is a semi-self taught jewelry maker of Marin County. She makes all her pieces by hand with a jeweler’s saw. A quote from the artist: “I can make almost any of my designs out of colored vinyl, brass, aluminum or sterling silver.”