Grace May Ashford

Growing up in an artistically rich environment, I was surrounded by creativity from an early age. Working with clay in my father's pottery shop and learning about color and texture from my fiber artist mother, I developed a deep passion for design and creation.
My path to finding my true artistic medium took time. After over a decade in Europe, having children, and returning to the U.S., I spent 12 years in the Southwest where the vibrant landscapes and rich cultural heritage profoundly influenced my jewelry design.
Exposure to different cultures has broadened my perspective, fueling my creativity and willingness to experiment. In jewelry making, I am often surprised by how a piece evolves, each with its own unique character and story.
Every piece I make reflects my journey and the diverse influences that shape my art.