"Ripple Effect" Opening Reception and Exhibit

Designer Gold is excited to host this upcoming exhibit, in collaboration with the Hanover League of New Hampshire Craftsmen:

"Wild Flowers Meet Chain Maille" bracelet by Kerstin Nichols,

"Wild Flowers Meet Chain Maille" bracelet by Kerstin Nichols,

Ripple Effect: Mentor and Mentees

The creative exchange between one master teacher and her students at the Hanover League of NH Craftsmen.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 25th from 5-7pm at Designer Gold

Exhibit runs from Friday, March 25th through Saturday, April 2nd at Designer Gold

"Ripple Effect" explores the ever evolving dynamics between teacher and students. The show examines how pupils learn from their instructor,  developing the skills required to produce jewelry, while also searching for their own voice and inspiration. In this unique exhibit, the instructor's work is shown side by side with that of her students, providing a view into the varying styles of each pupil and how they differ not only from each other, but also from their teacher, Kerstin Nichols.   

Kerstin Nichols. Photo: Amanda Montenegro

Kerstin Nichols. Photo: Amanda Montenegro

Kerstin Nichols is a long-time teacher at the League of NH Craftsmen. She teaches children, teen and adult classes. Many of her students are predominantly interested in learning basic jewelry techniques, but the following students have been studying with her for a number of years and are ready to take the leap and show their work publicly.

Participating jewelry artists:
Celie Fago
Sandra Seymour
Kim Gaddes
Maria Gross
Rosemary Orgren
Liz Brumble Schwartz
Deb Meyer

For Designer Gold’s part, we are delighted to promote the Upper Valley's jewelry artists. Paul Gross has mentored many students and beginning goldsmiths over the years. This group show is an extension of what he has been doing in individual ways over the years. The collaboration with Kerstin and her students is a logical step for Designer Gold as it seeks out ways to bring jewelry artists and the community together.

Peggy Sadler