Brie Flora is a contemporary jeweler from New England, currently living in east Tennessee. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a dual degree in Metalsmithing & Jewelry and Art Education May 2015. Brie’s first year out of college she taught beginner/intermediate jewelry classes and weekend workshops at Metalwerx, Lexington Arts and Craft Society, and Cambridge Center for Adult Education. She also worked as an assistant jeweler for Monique Rancourt for 3.5 years.
In 2015 she helped co-curate two contemporary jewelry exhibitions through the Jewelry department at MASSART; "67 Facets" held during the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Boston conference and Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) Massart show. Brie also curated her first group exhibition "ALLOY", held at Lincoln Studios in Waltham, MA (2015).
In the summer of 2016, she was an Emerging Artist during a two month long residency at Salem Art Works in upstate New York, where she built her own jewelers bench and experimented with plaster molds, concrete, blacksmithing, and woodworking.
Brie has shown her work in a selected group exhibitions including "Redefining the Vessel" at Mobilia Gallery (2016), "Touchy Feely" at the Baltimore Jewelry Center (2017), “Training Wheels” curated by Pseudo Gallery at the Myer Street Gallery (2018), “teapots!” 13th invitational exhibition at the Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery (2019), and “Hoops” at Gallery 2052 in Chicago (2019). She is an emerging artist in American Craft Council’s Hip Pop program, and was awarded “Best New Exhibitor” at the 2019 Spring Tennessee Craft show. She is the current President of the Tennesse Craft Plateau Chapter, and in 2018 Brie started “Guidelines”, a contemporary jewelry project and launched the first round where each artist was given three Guidelines along with instructions to create contemporary jewelry that did not need to be traditionally wearable but must have fallen under the umbrella of adornment. “Guidelines” exhibited during SNAG Chicago’s Adorned Spaces and traveled to the Appalachian Center for Craft for one month in 2019.