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Heather Parsons

I am a metalsmith living and working out of Oakland, CA by way of Columbia, South Carolina.  My love of jewelry was passed down to me from my mama and grandmothers.  The matriarchs in my family taught me about stones, their symbolism, and to have an appreciation for good design and craftsmanship.  My inspiration comes from the American South, the artisans and crafts people of the region, and the creative people in my life.  I primarily work with sterling silver and stones that I am drawn to.  

Education

The University of South Carolina - BA in Art History, minor Sculpture 

Penland School of Crafts - summer 2015

I am currently involved in a precious metals mentorship with San Francisco artist and metalsmith, Nyya Lark.