About the Artist
Jason Janow graduated from the Haywood Community College- Professional Crafts Jewelry Program in Clyde, NC in 2004 and has actively exhibited his work at the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC. He utilizes the lost wax casting method to transform found branches and tree bark into metal which is often paired with river stones and gems. He states, “I believe in the early Arts and Crafts Movement's philosophy that artists should use materials that are local and familiar to them. And so, when I leave a trout stream, my pockets are often filled with such treasures as river stones and twigs. Back at my studio, these materials come together with precious metals and gems that I work into my jewelry designs."