An Interview with Jeweler/Metalsmith Amy Tavern

I have a guest blog post on Honey Kennedy today. It is an interview with the über talented jeweler/metalsmith Amy Tavern.

Amy is currently a resident artist at the Penland School of Crafts. Lately, she has been preparing a Solo Exhibition for the Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco. The show, which is running this month, is a stunning study and reinterpretation of vintage and existing pieces from her grandmother’s jewelry box as well as her own collection. (Given that the other half of my jewelry collection comes from my own grandma and great grandmother, I found this to be a compelling combination.)


I was delighted to chat with Amy about everything from her inspiration for the project and design in general to tips for aspiring jewelry collectors like myself.  Read the interview or, if you are in San Francisco, do think about stopping in at the show opening tonight.

Photography by Hank Drew.
Thans, Jen, for inviting me to write. This has been so thrilling.

Kandace Brigleb

Producer, co-founder of Needmore. Currently residing on the left coast.