About Marti Brown
The arts and creative expression have always interested me. As a child, some of my fondest memories included art camp, painting in the basement, art classes in summer school, and involvement in choral music. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in jewelry making from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. The teachers I studied jewelry and enameling techniques with include Richard Mawdsley, Gene and Hiroko Pijanowski, Kent Vanderplas, Heiki Seppa, Eric Lowry, Bill Harper, Bill Helwig, Martha Banyas and Carole Wilcox.
I love creating jewelry with Niobium. I also work in Silver, Gold and PMC with beads and other accents. It is the color possibilities that makes Niobium (Nb) appealing for my designing.
A favorite technique is anodic painting, using a paintbrush wired to my anodizer. It produces a painterly, softer look than is normally found in Nb and titanium jewelry. I use this technique to color my jewelry. I use a technique I call “painting with sandpaper” to develop the coloring in the more textured pieces.
My designs are classics, with an eye toward transcending the limits imposed by faddish fashion trends. The color combinations are attractive and versatile, easily accessorizing a wide range of clothing styles and decors.
Marti is a member of the Delaware Valley Bead Society.