Meet Karen Smith and Janine St. Louis, two Oakland-based metalsmiths on a mission to increase representation in metal craft.
The art of metalsmithing dates back to antiquity, but it continues to thrive today.
Meet Karen Smith, an Oakland based metal artist on a mission to increase representation in metal craft.
Through her program, We Wield The Hammer, Karen empowers young black women turning apprentices into entrepreneurs in Atlanta.
Janine St. Louis Craft’s unique jewelry inspired by her heritage, her creations deeply influenced by ancient cultures, transform into emotional narratives.
From forging metal to refining precious stones, Karen and Janine are not just keeping a tradition alive, they’re also paving the way for the next generation.
Karen Smith and Janine St. Louis are metalsmiths igniting change one masterpiece at a time.
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