About Shana

Native Baltimorean Shana Kroiz is acknowledged as one of the country's leading experimental enamelists and jewelry educators. She currently runs her own Studio Arts business, designing, making and exhibiting nationally. Throughout her career, Shana has been involved in teaching and promoting the growth of jewelry as a recognizable art form.

Shana is currently teaching at the Baltimore Jewelry Center a New Non Profit that she helped to found. She is the previous Founder and director of the MICA Jewelry Center and the was the Director of the 92nd Street Y’s Jewelry Center in NYC.

Shana in her studio

Where to see Shana's work

See Shana's work in publications

Artist's Statement

“My one of a kind and limited production fine-art jewelry celebrates ancient forms and sensuously brings them to the present. These pieces are universal in their appeal and personal in their effect. When worn, the jewelry emboldens each woman’s body to become a pedestal for expression of her own distinctive, modern style.”

“Rich colors are created by the primitive use of a brush stroke and layering of experimental enameling or the brilliant colors of patina on silver which reflects the history of the art”

With artistic integrity and fine craftsmanship, Kroiz captures the seduction of color and form while exploring and honoring the human spirit.

Education

MFA,1993; Towson State University

BFA with Honors, major: Metals, minor: Clay; 1990; Parsons School of Design

One-year Intensive Metals Study, SUNY at New Paltz; 1987-1988 (with Robert Ebendorf and Jamie Bennett)

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