Gina M Copanzzi – Metalsmith

I began making jewelry in my teens when metalsmithing classes were offered at my high school.  I refined my skills through formal training with Master Metalsmiths around the country.  I attended Montgomery College in Rockville, MD, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and Jewelry Arts Institute in New York City.

After exploring many visual media, I found my passion in jewelry and gems.  I feel I can best express my artistic abilities by forming and shaping metal.  My assemblage of jewelry is the outcome of years of practice, hard work, determination and experimentation.  All of my pieces start as either a sheet of metal or length of wire and ends up as a piece of one-of-a-kind artisian jewelry. Over the years I have developed my own unique artistic voice and style.

I have been inspired and mentored by many accomplished artists and like to “give back” by sharing this knowledge with emerging artists.  I regularly teach classes at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center in Frederick, MD and VisArts in Rockville, MD.