Artist bio: Known for his use of organic forms and unusual materials. Cotter’s designs are unique, handmade and one of a kind. Jim Cotter is the proprietor of the J. Cotter Gallery in Vail, Colorado. Cotter had a feeling that Vail was going to be special and so he decided that it would be an ideal location for his jewelry and art. His gallery has remained in the same location on Wall Street ever since 1970. Cotter’s work consists of creating from a variety of materials not normally associated with jewelry such as wood, steel, concrete, rocks, and sought-after everyday objects.