"Chloe Leigh is a Fine Jeweler who currently resides in Rockport, MA. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing in May 2017 and sought additional training by attending Alchimia Contemporary Jewelry School in Florence, Italy; Davide Penso Glass Jewels classes in Murano, Italy; Marchutz College of Art and Design in Aix-en-Provence, France; and The Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey.
After graduating with her BFA, she established Chloe Leigh Design Studio in Gloucester, Massachusetts. She is currently designing her first jewelry collection. Chloe is establishing her own handcrafted jewelry business that focuses around everyday wear with a sophisticated and delicate style. She continues to be inspired by circular forms, a warm palate, and the sense of balance that she experiences in her coastal environment. Chloe’s goal is to create memorable fine jewelry with a fresh and simplistic look to compliment the wearer."
I gotta say when I saw Chloe's post on facebook about her new studio and storefront I was definitely feeling a bit jealous (cause I'm human and working on building up a studio myself), but more so, I was so impressed! As she put it, "These past three months I have been working hard behind the scene out of the public eye… I have been working to create a healthy working environment and building communities in the north-shore." And she did this all while working a part-time job and just graduating. Though she made it look easy, starting up your own studio is the opposite of that. She worked hard, and by doing so she was able to finance the start of her studio through scholarships, awards, and organizations that supported her and her work. Chloe describes herself as an Entrepreneur, and she is just that. Happy to have another hard-working, talented, emerging jeweler aboard this project!
What interested you in being apart of the Guidelines project?
"The project, “When Given the same Guidelines,” inspires me to make, become a part of a conversation, and explore the interpretations of other artists. I look forward to sharing my own perspective and hearing the voices of others."