Chelsea Fay first used a torch at the age of thirteen. Suffering from a knee injury that left her bored and restless, she was enrolled in a jewelry class at the local craft school. The first time she melted solder between two pieces of silver, she was hooked. From this day on Chelsea never stopped learning. She went on to receive her BFA from the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2013, and started her own business soon after graduation. Chelsea's work has been recognized by the Tiffany & Co Foundation and the Women's Jewelry Association, and has been a Saul Bell Award and Niche Award Finalist. She has participated in exhibitions at Mobilia Gallery, The Greater Denton Arts Council, and the Metal Arts Society of Southern California. You can find Chelsea's work featured in publications such as The Lapidary Journal and Showcase 500 Art Necklaces. A full resume can be viewed below.
Chelsea Fay Metal & Jewelry is made exclusively by Chelsea in her Rochester, NY studio. All pieces are constructed by hand, employing a combination of traditional and contemporary practices. Drawing inspiration from organic patterns in nature, complex microscopic formations, and 1950s Scandinavian Design, she constructs complicated structures that can be combined to make pattern-like landscapes on the body. With a deep fascination for materials and experimentation, Chelsea's designs are always changing and evolving. To find out more about Chelsea's design process be sure to check out her Instagram and Blog!