denise barr

denise barr
Denise Barr

Jewelry artist Denise Barr has been making jewelry for over 20 years. She earned a scholarship from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, and a degree in fine arts from California State University, San Francisco.

For Barr, a Whidbey Island resident, making jewelry is about process and telling a story using the tools of color, texture, image. Working primarily in sterling silver, she sometimes adds gold or copper and is drawn to the organic qualities of metal juxtaposed to the polished stone and found objects.