Robbie Deane Cherry’s degree in interior design and lifelong passion for arts and crafts laid the groundwork for her eventual discovery of jewelry making. She undertook a three year apprenticeship with Louisville jewelry designer Anne Ebendorf and also studied a year with Louisville jeweler Lona Northern to learn basic jewelry and metalworking skills and techniques.
Robbie designs and fabricates clean modern jewelry that is influenced by Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles in fashion and architecture. She also draws inspiration from current fashion trends.
Working in copper, brass and silver, Robbie mixes the three different metals in a variety of designs. Textures are achieved by several different methods: imprinting texture using a rolling machine, polishing, etching and hammering by hand. All her jewelry is lacquered to prevent tarnish and all earrings use surgical steel or sterling silver findings. Her one-of-a-kind works are hammer set in sterling silver with each design inspired by the size and shape of the stones.
Robbie Deane Cherry is a member of the Kentucky Art Council’s KY Craft Marketing Program and the Louisville Artisans Guild.
Work by Robbie Deane Cherry can be found at the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville and at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.