Alumni Entrepreneurs

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Alumni Entrepreneurs

Dawn Russell, BA, 1999Leafy Sea Dragon Bracelet

Business/Organization/Inventions

Environmentally Conscious Jewelry Made by Hand

Type of Business

Jewelry design and fabrication utilizing reclaimed exotic hardwoods and recycled silver and gold

Date of Operation

2007- present

Contact Information

PO Box 165
Bellows Falls, VT 05101

Email Dawn

www.dawnrussell.us

(802) 463-4765

Leafy Sea Dragon Necklace WoodDescription of business, organization, invention

Each piece of jewelry that I make originates from the evolutionary wonders found in nature. The experience of awe when I discover a new life form and when I see a commonplace life form revealed in a new way motivates the work. I am moved to capture and translate Nature’s visual language through jewelry, an artform that is worn close to the body.

Evergreen helped prepare me for my professional life in the following way

Evergreen provided me with a sense of cultural, social and environmental orientation. Evergreen’s metals studio gave me my first intensive exposure to applying my ideas to a disciplined metalsmithing practice. The courses supported creatively and responsibility.