After almost 20 years in the rat race, Jim Cohen had enough. As a corporate attorney who worked 50-plus hours a week, he was feeling stunted and unhappy. It wasn’t until he discovered a love for working with his hands, creating beautiful and functional pieces to honor his heritage, that he found his way.
“The world is an incredible source of design,” says metal artist Steven Cooper. “All you have to do is look outside your door to see the shapes of flowers and trees, how water flows over rocks… that imagery is what I try to include in all my work.”
“The urge to create has always been there, in a compulsive way,” explains enamelist Jenn Bell. Whether she was making floss bracelets under her desk in high school or building intricate models with her dad, Bell has always worked with her hands.