Artist bio: Chelsea Rowe (she/her) is a jeweler and artist from the Midwest. Rowe is currently based in Richmond, Virginia where she is pursuing an MFA in Craft and Materials Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Rowe is a participating member in the Radical Jewelry Makeover: Artist Project and is a member of the Ethical Metalsmiths: Emerging Jeweler mentorship program.
Rowe launched Chelsea Rowe Design in 2019, following the start of the Pandemic. Her production work was heavily influenced by her own need to be connected to others. Her work empowers the wearer and connects them to their surrounding environments through environmentally mindful material choices and motifs that are based on the complex connection points between human beings. Rowe’s research as an artist and jeweler continues into her graduate work, where she has been searching for the answer to what the matter is between us.