Renee Ford


Renee Ford is a full-time studio jeweler and metalsmith living in Franklin, Tennessee. She shows work at fine craft galleries, jewelry stores, and online. She has sold her work at various fine juried art shows throughout the US. 

After graduating from Eastern Illinois University with a BA in 2D Studio Art with a concentration in Painting and Drawing, her journey with metals began as an undergrad when she landed in her first jewelry class in 1989. She went on to continue metalsmithing graduate studies at EIU. 

Her jewelry career started with opening a retail fine jewelry store in Eugene, Oregon called Blue Moon Jewelry Designs. She operated the store for 16 1/2 years. 

She has been classically bench trained by Blaine Lewis through the New Approach School for Jewelers Graduate Bench Program.

Renee Fords is inspired by the beauty in the natural world and its imperfections intrigue her. She takes in these inspirations and explores the idea of creating simple forms rich with textures into wearable jewelry and small-scale sculpture.\

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