LeeAnn Herreid 91 JM
Based in Warren, Rhode Island
LeeAnn Herreid's jewelry is something the 21st century traveler should never be without. Compass rings and pendants set in sterling silver ensure you never lose your way, spirit level earrings keep you in balance, stainless steel ruler bracelets give you the measure of things, and thermometer earrings keep you cool. These are just some of the pieces in Herreid's line of functional and innovative jewelry; more than just decorative, they are pieces with purpose. For several decades, LeeAnn has been making custom work and one-of-a-kind pieces out of sterling silver, stainless steel, 18 karat gold, and platinum. This technically complex work inspired her to achieve a Graduate degree in gemology at the highly esteemed Gemological Institute of America. LeeAnn's work is available in galleries and museum shops throughout the United States and abroad. Her pieces have been praised internationally and featured in numerous magazines & multimedia. She is an Accredited Jewelry Professional with 30 years at the bench.
What are some things that inspire you in your studio practice?
I love jewelry.
Does your current creative practice tie into your time spent at RISD?
Yes! I use what I learned at RISD every day.
Is there a work/body of work that you are particularly excited about sharing with us at RISD Craft this year?
I hope it will be ready for exhibition! Working on it.
Any recent press/exhibitions/achievements you'd like to share with us?
Recently I had a very successful trunk show at the Metropolitan Opera!
To see more of LeeAnn's work, visit individualicons.com