Mary Filapek & Lou Ann Townsend
We create fun, modern jewelry intended to delight. Everything is designed and hand crafted by us in our studio. Our current body of work is inspired by architecture, geometry, texture and patterns in form and color. Our work is born from a collaboration that is always evolving in its details. We thrive on the development of work through a constant exchange of ideas and the perpetually growing vision of our joint body of work. Our choice of materials include sterling silver, and powdercoated base metals. Our collaboration began while attending the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque where we were both completing BFAs. We have shown our work in galleries, museum exhibitions, art festivals, craft shows and exhibitions in print. We currently live in North Carolina and have been collaborating for over 20 years.