NBCAF Craft Art Gallery

Jill Popowich, Jill Popowich Designs

All of Jill Popowich’s jewelry is handcrafted by the artist out of sterling silver. She likes to incorporate semiprecious gemstones or vintage glass for that extra bit of bling. Every piece is intended to be worn and enjoyed so each piece is made to stand up to everyday wear.

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Artist Statement

Since she was a little girl, Jill Popowich has always loved jewelry and was intrigued with designing and making it. Jill attended the Maryland Institute College of Art where she received a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Since 1994 Jill has been working as an Environmental Graphic Designer working on large scale retail environments designing signage, sculptures and architectural details. It is this large scale 3-D work that re-sparked her interest in jewelry design and the opportunity to build something that can be interacted with on a personal scale.

In 2006 Jill jumped in and got herself a little know how, learning the basics principals of silver smithing. She fell in love and has been teaching herself as she goes. She has made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot of lessons but has had a great time doing it along the way.

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