Micky Roof’s Artist’s Statement
I am a designer and an entrepreneur. As an artist, I like to push the boundaries of creativity and craftsmanship, creating designs that appeal to the visual and tactile senses, as well as one’s emotion and spirit. I honor the value of working with my hands and I celebrate the many other “makers” in our community.
The art of jewelry making extends back to before recorded history. It is a ritual of human beings to make objects from natural materials to be decoratively worn. These objects have deep emotional and spiritual meaning. Jewelry is not just a fashion accessory. Jewelry marks times and events in life, and is then passed on imbued with the wearers’ stories and memories.
Here at The Jewelbox, we uphold the time-honored craft of jewelry, making the same way it has been practiced for thousands of years. We are dedicated to preserving the trusted relationship between the jewelry’s maker and its wearer. With your support, we will continue to uphold the fine tradition of creating and preserving jewelry to be passed on for generations.
Micky Roof’s Background
Micky was introduced to the art of jewelry-making by her high school art teacher, Edward Hoops, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She earned a B.S. in Art Education from Mansfield State College in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, where she majored in jewelry design and fabrication. She took workshops with Stanley Lecthin from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, trained at the Cheltenham Art Center in Philadelphia and studied hollow-ware construction with Hans Christianson of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work has been shown in several important galleries in the United States and is collected by clients worldwide.