Ramona Solberg incorporates into her jewelry objects that she collects from antique stores, flea markets, and street fairs. She joined the Women’s Army Corps to see the world, then returned to study at the University of Washington. Solberg pioneered the use of ethnic and well-worn materials, such as beads and game pieces, at a time when American studio jewelry was dominated by precious materials and modern, abstract forms. Personal expression, human warmth, travel, and history are important themes in her work.
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