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Jonathon Stopper

Business: Simply Jonathon's Inc.
From: Sarasota, FL
Discipline: Jewelry
Email: simplyjonathons@msn.com

Artist Bio

Each piece of jewelry that I create is a miniature sculpture designed and made to be worn. Because of my passion for color, I start with the gemstone and make it the focal point of my creation. The piece is created around the gemstone to compliment it and enhance it . I prefer clean, uncluttered and finished as my look. Each piece is a hand sculpted piece of 14kt gold jewelry with Sculpted or fine gemstones & individually VS/F channel/bezel set ideal cut diamonds. All work from the inception of the design to the final polish is completed by myself. Education: 1976-1978; Apprenticed with Motiff Manufacturing, Detroit Mi 1978-1979; Apprenticed under Robert A. Bullard MFA Cranbrook. Professional Experience; 1982-1985 Chief Designer for the Charles Kent Reaver Diamond CO. Southfield Mi. 1985 - Present ; Opened Simply Jonathon's Inc. 1987- First runner up for New Designer of the Year Jewelers of America Recent shows, La Quinta Fine Art Festival, Ann Arbor's South University Art Fair, Beaux Arts at the Lowe Art Museum University of Miami, Coconut Grove Art Festival, Art Fair Jackson Hole, Summerfair Cincinnati, OH. Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Balloon Festival Albuquerque, NM. Oklahoma City Arts Festival. American Craft Council, St Paul, MN.

Artist Statement

Each piece of jewelry that I create is a miniature sculpture designed and made to be worn. Each piece is a hand sculpted piece of 14kt gold jewelry with Sculpted or fine gemstones & individually VS/F channel/bezel set ideal cut diamonds. All work from the inception of the design to the final polish is completed by myself.