We would like to honor Janet Maddox, who passed away in September 2023. She was a longtime Washington Guild of Goldsmiths (WGG) and SNAG member and friend to many. Jan helped to establish WGG in its early days, and her enthusiasm and support were instrumental in making the guild what it is today.
Jan attended graduate school at Indiana University where she shifted her focus from painting and ceramics to jewelry, and was a student of Alma Eikerman. Later on she moved to Bethesda, MD and joined the art faculty at Montgomery College. She taught jewelry, design, art appreciation and other subjects to generations of students, many of whom were inspired to pursue their own artistic paths and remained her friends for years.
She was also involved with the James Renwick Alliance, Rockville Arts Place, the Waverly Street Gallery, VO Galerie, and the Pleiades group.
We send our condolences to all of Jan’s family and friends.
Information provided by WGG and The Washington Post.