Alice Kresse worked for many years as an art director, graphic designer and illustrator, but came to jewelry by chance. A visit to a museum exhibition of a well know jewelry artist excited her so much that she enrolled in a jewelry design course at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC. She found in jewelry a way to integrate her love of design and art history with her background in such disciplines as typography, textiles, painting, printmaking and handmade paper. Her aesthetic is modern, her chosen materials are mostly non-precious and often non-traditional. She works with sterling silver, copper, stainless steel, epoxy resin, ultrasuede, polypropylene, paper ephemera, textiles and silicone rubber, among others.
- SHOWS Craft + Design Show, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 2016, 2015; American Craft Council/Baltimore 2014; James Renwick Alliance Day, 2016, 2014, 2013; Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, juried show 2013; Metalwork 2016, 2014, 2012 (Washington Goldsmiths Guild); Pleiades Annual Show, invited artist 2015, 2012, 2010; Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, juried show 2012; Creative Crafts Council 28th, 29th, 30th Biennial Shows; Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, “Going to Extremes, eXtreme Tea” 2010; CE Juried Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art 2009; “Stuff: Jewelry for the People” Sub Octo Gallery, 2009.
- SALES Chatauqua Institution, Strohl Gallery Store (NY); Corcoran Gallery Museum Store (DC), Phillips Collection Museum Store (DC); Poppy Gallery (DC); National Glass Center Museum Store (UK); Watergate Gallery (DC); Waverly Street Gallery (MD); Appalachian Spring (DC); Heidi Lowe Gallery (DE); FiberWorks Gallery (VA)
- AWARDS Washington Guild of Goldsmiths: Metalwork 2012, Metalwork 2014. Creative Crafts Council: 29th Biennial Exhibition, 2nd Place Mixed Media; 30th Biennial Exhibition, 1st and 2nd Place Mixed Media.