Jo, with a background in both fine arts and commercial jewelry making for 50 years working in many facets of the jewelry world.
Among her more oddball projects she worked on the assembly of the 3 story tall copper statue Portlandia. Where she was employed in braising, hammering and riveting in the final stages of construction. . Most recently she has been making high end custom eyewear.
She is a frequent contributor to the Ganoksin Orchid discussion group and is known for her humorous contributions and accepting nature of all levels of new and old crafts people and their work. She has been featured in many issues of MJSA Journal as well as a presenter at the MJSA Portland Jeweler’s Symposium. She is a former member of the Rio Grande Executive Advisory Board. She currently teaches privately in her studio and at Multnomah Arts Center in Portland Or.
Her work has been shown in galleries all over the US and in shows at the University of Oregon’s fine arts museum. Her work is mostly in private collections and can be seen at www.timothywgreen.com and at https://www.facebook.com/goldsmith65/