Monday, July 3, 2017

Bree Richey Jewelry at Smith Galleries

Bree Richey
Doctors’ children become doctors, lawyers' children become lawyers, and actors’ children have careers in film. So it should come as no surprise that artists’ children frequently become artists. This is the case with Bree Richey. Bree was born into a family of artists, and even as a young child explored the fields of drawing and sculpture. She attended the Boston Musuem School of Fine Arts where she discovered the jewelry studio. She continued her education at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, and then apprenticed with jewelry designers Connie Mainne and Jayne Redman.

Bree’s style has been influenced not only by her Scandinavian heritage,
"Compass" Pendant &
"Marquis" Earrings 
but also by her love for mid-century modern design. As with many artists, she is influenced by good design in architecture, textiles, and the world around her. She combines these to form truly elegant yet wearable jewelry constructed with expert craftsmanship, creating a style that is distinctly Bree. Working in sterling silver and vermeil, Bree adds color to her designs with her choice of stones.

23K Vermeil Necklace and Earrings
with Pink Tourmalines
Bree was the winner of theinaugural “Future of Design” contest, a competition for jewelry designers.  She lives in Massachusetts with her family and assorted pets. She has jewelry pieces in museum collections of The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC as well as many other museums across the country. A collection of her work has recently arrived at Smith Galleries.

Smith Galleries is located in the Village at Wexford, Suite J11 (UPSTAIRS), on Hilton Head Island. Gallery hours are 10 - 6 Monday through Saturday. 843-842-2280

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