jera lodge

jera lodge

I'm a studio based jewelry designer originally from Pennsylvania inspired to create jewelry by my love for adornment. The jewelry I create grows from an interest in patterns, line, shape, architecture, order, and a sense of functionality. My primary materials include steel, silver, and 24k gold; I use spray paints to add color and texture, and will include pearls, stones and found materials when inspired. I love to create functional jewelry pieces that can be worn daily, as well as larger pieces that blur the line between jewelry and sculpture.

​​I received a BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing from Edinboro University in 2012. Since graduating, I have worked at Peters Valley Craft Center in NJ as a metals studio assistant and at Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Maine as a Summer Staff Assistant. The experience of working with such incredible institutions in a way that helped to facilitate individuals' experiences in craft has been integral to my growth as an artist. In 2014-2015 I was selected as a resident artist at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. In between these work experiences I have maintained a full-time studio practice creating production and one of a kind jewelry pieces. I currently work as a full time studio artist in Philadelphia.