AF: I made a necklace in college out of a bunch of fine silver granulated squares, each with a different design, and one gold square. I ate ramen noodles for a month to pay for the gold square!
AF: I took my first jewelry class during my sophomore year at the University of Michigan and immediately declared Metalwork and Jewelry Design as my major!
AF: My cousin Lauren Fensterstock is amongst the most talented artists I know. She does some jewelry, as well as larger scale installation and work, using materials such as paper, charcoal and plexiglass. Her work is powerful and beautiful, and pulls the viewer into her world of shadowy gardens and dark secrets.
AF: No, my jewelry becomes much more meaningful to me when someone else is wearing and enjoying it.
SB: What other career would you pursue if you did not design jewelry?
AF: Children’s book illustration.
SB: Describe a dream design that you haven’t made yet.
AF: I’ve been wanting to make a locket with a wrought iron gate that opens up into a dense, lush Alice-in-Wonderland type garden
SB: Finish this statement: When I’m not making/designing jewelry, I am…
AF: Spending time with my family.
SB: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement to date?
AF: Doing what I love to do every day
SB: Name your most treasured possession.
AF: My grandmother’s paintings.
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