Marisa Krol is the co-founder of The Adorned Studios, and founder of Interstellar Love Craft Adornment. Marisa has always enjoyed working with her hands and expressing herself through a variety of artistic mediums and media. In 2009 she had a chance encounter with local jeweler, Sharon Jeter who she began studio assisting shortly there after. Around that same time, Marisa gave birth to Interstellar Love Craft, which was a name meant to embody whatever her journey as an artist would become. To Marisa, this name represents the nature of her being and all beings. Love, creativity, growth, expansion and remembering and honoring our own inner light.
Believing that we all have the power to lead the life we choose, growing slowly, intentionally, and creatively, Marisa sees the Adorned Studios as the manifestation of the next frontier of sharing her passion. Sampling from what she has learned in her 10 years of experience making and designing jewelry (and life as a whole), she hopes to offer classes that are enriching, explorative, and fun.
Brittany Rea is a multifaceted artist working in a number of materials with a focus in jewelry and ceramics. Originally from New Jersey but most recently from Rochester, NY, Brittany moved to New York in 2009 where she attended Pratt at Munson Williams-Proctor and finished her degree at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Here she graduated in May of 2014 with a BFA and a concentration in sculpture and ceramics and a minor in Art Education. Brittany has been a ceramics instructor to students of all ages in various art centers and public schools, has assisted many artists at View in Old Forge, New York, as well as Kala Stein at K Design Studio, and David Eichelberger at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and held the position of artist in residence at Sonoma Ceramics at Sonoma Community Center in 2016. Brittany most recently was a resident at The Adorned Studios, located in Rochester's South Wedge above Second Chic Consignments, and has recently reunited with the Adorned Studios at their new location at 131 Gregory Street, Rochester, NY 14620
Using jewelry as the invitation, Brittany extends the deeper meaning behind her sculptural work to the wearer. A reminder to the adorned to allow inherent beauty to be known and shown. "Every time you handle this piece, tell yourself you are powerful, beautiful, and radiate love. Let it be the strength to help you move forward; the strength to hold on or let go. I have made each of these pieces by hand, with love, to share with you."