Caroline has developed much of her knowledge of jewelry design and the jewelry industry through first-hand experience – from venturing to Colorado to learn Native American beading techniques, seven consecutive years attending the Tucson, Arizona Gem Show working for international gemstone and metals dealers, to designing findings for a company doing production in Bali, apprenticeship to a chief goldsmith for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and finally focus under her own name in Brooklyn NY where she was born. Caroline was a founding partner and co -owner of Studio174 for seven years, before expanding to develop her own Gallery space and Jewelry line under the name Liloveve. Caroline is also a guest instructor for the Newark Museum Arts Workshop Program, offering classes in special techniques such as filigree, gold alloying & direct metal fabrication.
Emilie received her B.F.A. in Art + Design with a concentration in jewelry and metalsmithing from Syracuse University. She also studied at Alchimia, a contemporary school of jewelry in Florence, Italy with artists Peter Bauhuis, Yoko Shimizu, and Marzia Rossi. Before launching her own jewelry line, We Are Here – Emilie worked as the Production Manager at Pamela Love and Allforthemountain. Emilie plays with negative space in her work and incorporates them as part of the design. Her inspirations are drawn from the textures of nature and the energy of elements coming together.
Brice was raised in Southern California where he began making jewelry. Since, he has resided in Sweden, Massachusetts and currently working and living in New York. Parallel with more conceptual and sculptural jewelry, Brice’s studio jewelry practice plays with the merge of one-of-a-kind pieces with a production perspective.
From a young age, Lacey had a strong love for all things art and travel. Growing up on a dirt road in the midwest, she always appreciated the wild nature around her but wanted to venture out and find more. The daughter of a man who who always knew how to build or fix anything, and a mother who brought her up in an incredibly crafty environment – they had sparked a creative fire in her that she’s applied throughout her life.
Lacey is now a jewelry designer and metalsmith living in Brooklyn, New York. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, since then she has worked for a major jewelry design firm, a boutique jeweler, and teaches a number of classes.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Jill Hurant’s creativity began by watching her mother, a talented artist in her own right. Jill left Ohio in the early 70’s to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Even with all the techniques Jill has learned she still loves granulation and the richness of the 22k gold. She has tried to take this ancient technique and give it a more modern edge. With its classical beauty, Jill’s jewelry has a timeless elegance.