Shana Kroiz Jewelry
"My sculptural jewelry is expressive and sensuous, and is meant to be worn while celebrating life!"
Shana Kroiz' one-of-a-kind wearable jewelry celebrates ancient forms and the sensuous nature of human consciousness. These pieces are universal in their appeal and personal in their effect. When worn, the jewelry interacts as sculpture, making the body a pedestal. These pieces are all made with artistic integrity and fine craftsmanship.
Kroiz carves her forms in wax and then electroforms them in either 18k gold, rhodium, 18k rose gold, or oxides over copper. The forms are very light weight and easy to wear. All findings are either sterling silver or 18k gold. Other forms she enamels with layers of enamel in both opaque and transparent enamels, set in hand-fabricated silver or gold settings.
Kroiz received her B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design and an M.F.A. from Towson University. Since 1991 she has been teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she is the founder of the Jewelry Center and is currently the Workshop and Special Events Coordinator.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington DC, Smithsonian Museum Building, 2010
SOFA New York, New York, New York, Armory, 2009
Shana Kroiz, Museum of Art and Design, New York, New York, 1993 to present
Racine Museum of Art, Racine Museum of Art, Racine Wisconsin, 2005 to present