|Elizabeth Ryan-Belton|| Elizabeth Ryan-Belton studied jewelry and metal smithing at the Universary of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mass Art in 2005. After graduation Elizabeth worked as a production / bench jeweler for a local artisan before she started her own jewelry business, Looka Jewelry, in 2011. Her jewelry has been exhibited throughout the United States at fine art galleries and in juried exhibitions including The Paine Gallery, Providence Art Club, Michele Mercaldo Contemporary Jewelry, Paradise City, Artrider Fine Craft Shows and sold at Don Muller Gallery in Northampton, MA, The Boulder Arts and Crafts Co-Op in Boulder,CO , The Clever Hand Gallery in Wellesley, MA and the Worcester Center for the Crafts gallery and Holiday Festival.
Elizabeth's contemporary art jewelry has been published in the following publications:
2010 21st Century Jewelry, The Best of the 500 Series, Marthe Le Van, Larks Crafts
2008 Compendium of Contemporary Jewelers, Andy Lim, Darling Publications, Germany
2007 Lark Books, 500 Pendants and Lockets
Her production jewelry has been featured in several local magazines including Preview Massachusetts and Worcester Living Magazine.
Elizabeth enjoys teaching the craft of metal smithing to students of all ages and her favorite techniques include hand-piercing (often with a tiny sawblade), hand fabrication and soldering.
Her jewelry can be viewed online at www.LOOKAjewelry.com and on Facebook under LOOKAjewelry.