Joy Raskin

After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Raskin studied at the Gemological Institute of America. Her jewelry, sterling flatware, and metal crafts have been featured in exhibitions in the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. and other prestigious venues. Her honors include a fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, a Christmas ornament for the White House Collection and a necklace presented to Nancy Reagan in The Smithsonian Institution Collection. Raskin strives to make designs that are unusual, timeless, and substantial in feeling or weight. She often uses precious or semi-precious stones and gold to add color and variety to sterling silver, which is her metal of choice. She often uses wire weaving to give her jewelry a unique texture and pattern. She is deaf and teaches at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.