Shana Kroiz is one of the country’s leading experimental enamellists and jewelry educators who, throughout her career, has promoted the growth of jewelry as a recognizable art form.
Shana’s meticulously crafted, one-of-a-kind, limited production fine art jewelry celebrates ancient forms and sensuous curves, with a contemporary edge. Her pieces capture the seduction of color and the vitality of organic form all the while displaying an unbridled sense of playfulness. When worn, Shana’s pieces embolden each person, becoming an expression and a celebration of one’s distinctive style and his or her human spirit.
Shana’s work has been featured in Metalsmith and Ornament magazines and in books, including, Cast: Art and Objects, One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today, The Penland Book of Jewelry, 500 Brooches, and Found Object Art. Her work can also be found in the collections of the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. She continues to exhibit and sell her work nationally and internationally.
Shana lives and works in her native Baltimore, where she teaches at the Baltimore Jewelry Center, a non-profit school that she helped to found. Previously, she was the director and founder of the MICA Jewelry Center in Baltimore and the director of the Jewelry Center at the 92nd Street Y in NYC. She is a frequent guest teacher at art schools and jewelry centers around the country.