Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Meet Etsy Jewelry Artist: sherrytruitt

Jewelry designer and metalsmith Sherry Truitt lives in a 1918 craftsman bungalow with her husband, son, and jack russell terrier Zorro. They have painstakingly restored the house to it's original stature - and, being a vegetarian, she has also planted an extensive garden. Sherry finds inspiration in the art of Thomas Mann, the writings of Alice Hoffman, the concept of wabi-sabi, and the love and support of her family. She works expertly in sterling silver, copper, enamel, and aluminum, creating jewelry in her modern yet classic style. "I also love fine silver, PMC," she admits. "It's an excellent medium for small sculpture." She has also recently tried her hand at felting and plans to incorporate the two mediums in future pieces. "Some of my earliest memories are of making things," she recalls. "But I always mixed sets together, like tinker toys and erector sets. I was destined to be an artist." Although Sherry works at her craft full time, she doesn't think of it as a job - it's her passion. "I think the concept of a site for just handmade (products) is inspiring, but as Etsy grows I hope they can stay true to that mission." She enjoys the community of fellow artists, but cautions, "it's important for an artist in business to never put all your eggs in one basket." Sherry currently sells her work on three on-line sites, a gallery, and two seasonal resort shops. Please check out her Etsy shop: http://sherrytruitt.etsy.com/

-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs

4 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

thanks for the forum post re: getting traffic to your blog.
Charmaine (High Desert Diva)
PS: I'm from Milwaukie originally...Love Powells, too!

Dharma Designs said...

Diva - I've been know to get lost in Powell's - spending the whole day reading all those wonderful books. Welcome! :-)

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Very nice feature! I am so nosy--I would love to get a look at their home! lol I love that style.
Smiles, Karen

Sandra Eileen - Artisan Jewelry For Your Good Life said...

What a great artist to feature :)