The jewelry I’ve been making is really an extension of my empire: the Mermaid Empire. I wanted to make pieces that people could wear that related to my sculptural glass work. I’ve been making jewelry for as long as I can remember creating. I love that jewelry is the one form of craft that you can make and show off on your body to the world. You can’t very well do that with a ceramic teapot. Well, I guess you could but it would look very silly.
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Interview: Rachel Rader