About

Matilda Bliss is a studio artist based in San Jose, California. Matilda grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. She gained her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design - Design Concentration from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. Matilda has continued education at Penland School of Craft and is affiliated with Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco and the Woman's Jewelry Association of Northern California.

 

I forage mica from the Appalachian region and pair this mineral with precious metals and gemstones. Jewelry forms develop from daily rituals and an ongoing interest in the healing properties of stones. The natural iridescence of mica reflects both light and color, which I enhance through fabricating minimal sterling frames to highlight this minerals natural form and beauty