Ashley Buchanan is a jewelry artist who received her BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the University of Georgia and is currently making her living as a studio jeweler in Atlanta, Georgia. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums such as Sienna Patti Contemporary, The Racine Art Museum and the Museum of Art and Design in New York where she wasone of the artists featured in LOOT: MAD About Jewelry 2013. She has also exhibitedat SOFA Chicago, BIJOUX and other fine art fairs with Donna Schneier Fine Arts. Her work is available in galleries and shops here and abroad, and she participates in high-end craft shows across the country such as the Smithsonian Craft Show, The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and The American Craft Exposition. Ashley’s work has been featured in two of the Showcase 500 Series books, Ornament Magazine, Metalsmith Magazineand she was featured in American Craft Magazine as one of the short-listed artists for the Emerging Voices Award. She is a 2014 NICHE finalist and was also selected as one of the ten finalists for the LEAP award at the Society for Contemporary Craft. When making her powder coated, metal jewelry she focuses on image, pattern and decoration in order to reference ornamentation and historical jewelry. Ashley’s goal is to participate in the field Craft with a fresh voice by creating wearable works of art that push the boundaries of jewelry whilemaintaining a clean, contemporary aesthetic.