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Valerie James

Valerie James is an artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her BFA in 2016 and continued her studies, earning an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rhode Island School of Design in 2019. Valerie currently holds teaching positions at Tyler School of Art and RISD, while maintaining her studio practice. Using traditional mark-making techniques such as engraving, Valerie translates the gesture and psychology of traversed spaces through the format of jewelry.


Historical Inspiration

Emily Banas, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the RISD Museum, along with jeweler and hand engraver Valerie James discuss the RISD Museum’s recent contemporary jewelry acquisitions, how […]

Live Demonstrations

Intuitive Engraving with Valerie James Engraving demands patience and concentration. However, the effort required is more than justified by the intricate detail it produces. In this brief introduction, we will […]

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