Kerri Shannon is a local jewelry artist and a lifelong Madison resident. She began her studies at UW Madison, graduating with a B.S.degree in pediatric Occupational Therapy. She began the next art adventure in early 2003, by enrolling in the Madison College metal fabrication courses.
She continued her studies participating in workshops and seminars where she learns new and refines existing metal smith techniques. She draws inspiration for her jewelry design from her travels: by observing patterns in nature, and in man made objects, like architecture.
The jewelry style is modern and understated. Some fabrication techniques she enjoys are using multi stone setting: bezel set, basket set, gypsy set, tab setting. All these styles require either hot (soldering) or cold connections. She uses an assortment of hammers to move the metal, creating shape, texture, form. Her jewelry is exhibited and sold locally and regionally at fine galleries and juried art shows.