Kelle Bates Erikson 

Past Member? No

Year-round? Yes

I make jewelry for the woman who doesn't take herself too seriously.

Most of my work includes metal, be it aluminum, brass, copper, tin, silver and clay which is hand-formed and finished however I choose.  My process tends to be experimental in many ways especially in the area of patinas on metal. I use fair trade beads and components created by other women.

My material sources range from Maine to Europe, Great Britain, Nepal and Thailand. I have a special fondness for earrings, so they have a huge place in my body of work. I also specialize in making jewelry from ancient relics that date from circa 790 A.D. through the Middle Ages. The relics have been collected from Great Britain so what you see is my attempt to keep history alive and tangible.

My jewelry has been called fun, quirky, whimsical, and sometimes profound. If that is so , I have been successful.

I have been the co-owner of Dancing Dogs Pottery & Art since 2003. We reluctantly closed the doors in April 2019 because of Covid. I did the bookkeeping and finances during that time so would be willing to participate however I might fit into these areas.  I would also like to participate in "sitting" the Gallery and helping with anything else that is needed.