Deborah Richardson designs and fabricates her jewelry in her studio in Concord, Massachusetts. The studio is in an artists’ building that is both walking distance from her home and from the conservation land that provides much of the inspiration for her work.
Richardson has a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University where she majored in studio art and minored in education. As her first career, she taught art in public secondary schools, but now her focus is on creating three-dimensional art, particularly sculpting in clay on and off the wheel.
Over the years, she converted her own private pottery studio into that of a metal smith studio. She learned production jewelry-making in Wellesley, working part-time for Peter Wittman Jewellers. She has taken jewelry courses at the Massachusetts College of Art, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the DeCordova Museum School, studying under such masters as Arlene Fisch, Tim McCreight and Michael Good.
Richardson’s work is represented nationally in galleries, specialty shops, museums and selected fine jewelry stores. Hew jewelry has been featured in various publications, including Boston Magazine and she currently employs Jill Tomasello, who helps her handcraft the jewelry.
Richardson’s work has a simple elegance that complements the contours of the body. Most pieces are classics that transcend trends. The themes that are used include: leaves, florals, shells, orbits and linear abstractions. Over the years she has introduced color by embellishing some of the pieces with pearls and semi-precious beads.
Worthy of any occasion, come see the elegant sterling silver and 14K gold pieces of Deborah Richardson that Mullaly’s 128 Gallery has in store.