Marisa Krol is the co-founder of The Adorned Studios, and founder of her own line of adornment she calls: Interstellar Love Craft. 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 with intention, Marisa sees the Adorned Studios as the manifestation of the next frontier of her path. Sampling from what she has learned in her 8 years of experience in making and designing jewelry, she hopes to offer classes that are enriching, explorative, and fun. Marisa believes she owes much of her working success to the loving support the Rochester community has shown her throughout the years. She is looking forward to sharing some of what she has collected along the way in the educational sphere through instruction here at Adorned.
Raised in Rochester, NY, Amber Dutcher is the owner and designer of inner loop design co. She studied jewelry and metal smithing at Nazareth College where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Through her experiences, she finds inspiration in the urban world around her often combining the juxtaposition of beauty and order with that of violence and chaos.
Upon graduating, Amber was hired as head of the casting department at Richards & West in Rochester, NY where she was able to further hone her skill in jewelry and metal casting. She worked with this company for five years, where she strengthen her understanding of the casting process and became a master of her craft.
Currently, Amber has taken on the position of Art Teacher at a local charter school for boys. Amber has worked in many different avenues of education, often teaching those with special needs. She not only taught ceramics to children and adults at Camp Loyaltown in the Catskills, but she also worked at Mary Cariola Children’s Center for many years helping students find expression through art.
Amber is very excited to be a part of the Adorned Studios and share her innovative and unique designs as they open their doors to the public on March 19, 2016.
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."