DANA ANTONIA SHISHMANIAN
is twenty-three years old and lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley with her husband, Mike, and their two dogs and three cats. She graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2016 with her Bachelors in Visual Arts with a concentration in Metal.
She makes minimal sterling silver jewelry that embraces the individuality of each piece. All of her work is handmade with love in her home studio in the Hudson Valley.
Her design is drawn from her own personal style. She appreciates pieces that are versatile and effortless.
She is intrigued by the expressive irregularity of handmade objects: even when produced repetitively, no two will ever be exactly the same. There is always a trace of the human hand. Her studio practice is inspired by collections and reliquaries - each piece is a keepsake that is unique to the item it is meant to hold.