Artists

Sara Westermark Jewelry

When I moved the metal for the first time

My love of metalsmithing began in 2006 when I first forged a piece of sterling wire with a hammer. I was obsessed with learning as much as I could about making jewelry from that point. I read every book I could get my hand on.

In High School I wanted to learn how to make jewelry, but the only option that I could see was trade school training for a bench jeweler. My father wanted us all to have a formal education, so I studied classical singing. (I know another very practical field).

I had wanted to leave an adjunct teaching position to spend more time with my newborn son, and calculated that I just needed to earn a few hundred dollars a month to be able to stay at home with him. So I took a leap of faith and hit the ground running.

Amy Grant – Art In Bloom – Gallery Trish Nardozzi – The Corner Studio – Oil Painting Deenie Dowell – Mosaics Unleashed – Mosaics Earth & Stone Studio – Claire Goodall Art By Snip – Sara Pascarell Studio Nine Jewelry – Tammy Stumbo SeaSpray Watercolors – Jill Jackson Soul Anchor – Adelia Spivey Happy Scraps – Jamie Chapman SuSue Studio – Sue Konkol Needle & Thread Studio – Marianne Donohue Maude Crawford – 2 Chicks With Scents Cabin Girl Designs Taylor Moore – TayTangle Designs Cordelia Norris – Luna Creative Heather Talton – Nico Blue Karen Mason – The Glass Garden Heather Baldwin – Heather Leigh Designs Sara Westermark Jewelry June Druchunas & Lois Wallace – Victorian Magpie Shaun Hundley – Wild Field Soaps Hannah Lee – An American Metalsmith Brent & Sandi Bossen – Cape Fear Creative Lauren Rogers – Lauren Rogers Ceramics Doug Dupuis – Decaying Dougs Photos Karen Shaw – Studio 113 Horace Long – The Bearded Heart Candace Kaufman – Salem Essentials & Apothacary Heather Thornton – Patina Queen Jeffrey Karnes Photography The ArtWorks at Wilmington Linda Callison – Out of Chaos Allie Miezin Jewelry Jennifer Gaydos & James Harrington – CharmedbyU Jenn Mercer – Mint + Blush Emilia Borja & Cara Reynolds – Mushpa + Mensa Ellen Dean Nelson – Seascape Designs Kids Making It Arts In Wilmington – Arts Friendly Debra Bucci Fine Art – Painter Mark Gansor – Painter Traudi Thornton – Ceramist Elizabeth Darrow – Painter & Collage Maker David Klinger – Wood Artist Dumay Gorham III – Metal Sculpture Susan Laswell – Sculptural Baskets Emerald Estock – Photographer & Weaver Julian Lupton – Wood Carver Emily Parker – Jewelry Metalsmith Kitrina Caputo – Kitrina’s Creative Designs Kristen Dorsey – Owl & Serpent Amy McNabb -Mommy’s E-E Baking Donnah Haisley – Holly Scott Lisa Blackmon – Age of Alchemy Brooks Koff – Stained Glass Mosaics Elena Wright – Glass Artist Kirsten O’Malley – Ceramicist Diana Coltenback – Painter Emily Andres – Potter