Erica Stankwytch Bailey

Growing up, Erica was always elbow deep in some creative endeavor or another. Before she even knew what being a maker was, she knew she wanted to be one. She had the opportunity to attend the North Carolina School of the Arts where she spent two years. It was during this time that she got her first taste of metal-smithing. Something about the malleability of the metal just enamored her. With her focus set, she received a BFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University. After graduation, Erica began teaching metal-smithing and jewelry fabrication courses at a local community college.

In 2004 Erica changed gears from teaching to creating and selling contemporary sterling silver jewelry. While they don’t teach you to run a business in art school, Erica stood up to the challenge and created the woman owned and operated business you see today. Her life consists of creative days working in her studio, cherished time with her three children and husband, traveling adventures and quiet moments reflecting on the inspirations found in the smallest of things.

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