Artist bio: Shelby Goldsmith is a metalsmith and jewelry artist, working from her home studio in Maine. She earned her BFA in Metalsmithing & Jewelry from Maine College of Art in 2014. Since 2015 she has been serving as secretary to The Metals Collective: A Portland based group of makers whose mission is to promote the craft of metalsmithing & jewelry through collaboration and public engagement. In 2017 she was awarded the Belvedere Fund, a professional development grant, which she used to purchase a torch and ventilation system for her studio. Shelby participated in the 2020 Maine Craft Apprentice Program. In 2021 she undertook training to become a death doula & end-of-life planner, as well as a hospice volunteer. Inspired and informed by sentimental jewelry throughout history, Shelby offers her contemporary take. She utilizes a dark, limited color palette of stones and oxidized metal to create modern mourning jewelry.