- Judith Jansen Jewelry
From Earth To Art
About Judith Jansen:
Fabricating and casting jewelry since 1991 has changed the direction of my professional career 180 degrees. I am a former high school physical education teacher and women’s gymnastic coach from Wisconsin. Moving to Michigan in 1991 and loving fashion adornments led me to explore my creative side in the jewelry world of silver, gold and natural stones. After 3 years of experimenting with metals and learning from local well known and knowledgeable Jewelers, I started my own business–Judith Jansen Jewelry, also known as J3.
Over the years my designs have become more detailed and refined. I have enjoyed traveling the country to select stones mined worldwide for just the prefect jasper, or agate cabochon to incorporate into my work. Working with natural, yet highly polished stones gives me great inspiration from their colors, natural pattern within the stones, as well as their texture. Stones just feel great.
My husband and I live in Grand Haven. I create my designs in a makers space in Grand Haven, called Studio JSD. I am a Resident Artist in this lovely space. Studio JSD is a complete teaching studio, fabrication space, as well as having a wonderful gallery of my most recent creations for sale. I am continuing to study with some of the most admired goldsmiths in the country. In June I will be taking a workshop with Alison Antelman. Ms Antelman has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including: 2018 Craft Boston award of Distinction, 2016 &2014 Lewton-Brain Fold form competition; 2017 Best of Jewelry Sun Valley Art Center, to name only a few. July will bring Richard Salley back to Grand Haven to share his knowledge in a 3 day workshop. 2019 has already been busy with a stone buying trip to New York City, and a “pop up” Art Show of the Lakeshore Visual Artists Cooperative members fundraising at the West Olive Nature Center. August 10 I will be exhibiting new work in Spring Lake, Michigan at 40 Visuals, to benefit the Harbor Humane Society.
Continuing to create using gorgeous stones and beautiful metals is still a passion. It is truly thrilling to explore what can be accomplished using tools, stones and metal, and it is extremely exciting to continue to evolve while still enjoying what first piqued my creative side.
- 219 N 7th St. #4
- Grand Haven, MI 49417