Louise Briggs

Louise Briggs has been a professional jewelry designer ever since she received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Boston Museum School in 1977. She has worked for some of the largest firms in the jewelry and giftware industry including Swank, Swarovski Jewelry, Reed & Barton Silversmiths, and the Franklin Mint, and her designs have appeared under the Givenchy, Nina Ricci, Hanae Mori, and Kia-Yin Lo labels. Yet her foremost interest has remained creating her own unique and limited edition designs.

Over the years, Louise has taught jewelry design at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, the Boston Museum School and the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She has been a Visiting Artist at the University of Delaware and the Philadelphia College of Art and has spoken to student and industry groups around the country on topics ranging from titanium and tantalum to women in the arts.

Louise's jewelry was featured in the DeCordova Style show at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, "Crafts Forms 2002" at the Wayne Art Center in Pennsylvania, Greene & Greene Gallery's "Discoveries 2003," and the annual benefit for the Smithsonian's James Renwick Alliance in 2005. In the past, Mrs. Briggs has been included in numerous prestigious events including a Three-person Invitational Show at the Delaware Art Museum, in Wilmington. She was also the recipient of the Juror's Choice cash award in that museum's 23rd Annual Crafts Exhibit and, for several years, served on the Board of Directors of the Bristol Art Museum in Rhode Island.

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