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Joan Parcher

Also Known as: Joan Ann Parcher, Joan A. Parcher

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1956

Active in:

  • Providence, Rhode Island

Luce Artist Quote

“The earliest memories I have in my life are of thinking about jewelry.” Joan Parcher, Metalsmith, 1995

Luce Artist Biography

Joan Parcher spends hours digging through garbage dumps to gather materials for her jewelry. After collecting fragments of rubber, graphite and mica, the artist sets them aside until she decides how best to showcase their natural characteristics. Parcher states that she only knows how to do jewelry and recalls that she “totally fell apart” in art school when she was asked to create sculpture instead.