I love when people tell their story. So here’s mine.

It all started from honoring a reflective state of mind.

By the time I realized the fast fashion path wasn’t for me, I had already finished four years of college and applied to large fashion house brands. There were years invested into my career path, tools and a senior fashion show and yet here I was, thumbing through a jewelry design book a week after graduation. Still, I couldn’t deny how jewelry design had drawn me in. I felt I had found a part of myself waiting to explore the medium of metal. My mind was captivated around metal while my creative practice slowly evolved.

Learning the art of metalsmithing felt natural. It was an opportunity to marry my love of craft(wo)manship with my years of design experience. My journey has come full circle.

With a desire to push beyond the creative limitations, Matilda Bliss Studio was born. This studio is a haven for creativity without limits — a place where jewelry & adornments are created into one of a kind pieces that people can truly connect with.



Fashion Merchandising & Design, Meredith College, Raleigh NC

Paris American Academy, Paris France

Penland School of Craft, Penland NC

Professional Experience

2023 - Present

The Crucible, Metals Instructor, Oakland CA

2022- Present

San Jose Museum of Art, Senior Gallery Teacher, San Jose CA


Laura Wood, Studio Production Assistant, Asheville NC


Penland School of Craft, Penland NC

Marian Miller, Studio Production Assistant, Spruce Pine NC

Exhibitions, Shows & Grants


Bring on the Gems Exhibition, SNAG, Tucson AZ


NYCJW22, Discovery Exhibition

North Carolina Arts Council, Artist Support Grant


NYCJW21, Earrings Galore Exhibition, Traveling exhibition with Heidi Lowe Gallery


Metal Arts Guild, San Francisco 

Women's Jewelry Association, Northern California