Full Name: Joanne M. McMullen
City: Greenwell Springs
Date Joined: 2008
Member Classification: Exhibiting
I have been designing and creating one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories since 2000. I construct unique works of wearable art from precious metals. My work includes sterling silver and copper pieces with a Southern flair depicting the flora and fauna we see all around us in the Mississippi and Louisiana area. My magnolias, mockingbirds, pelicans, egrets, fish, and cypress scenes are examples of how this region has informed my art.
In addition to metalsmithing, I also enamel some of my designs, and create crocheted wire and wire-sculptured jewelry. My work has been featured in magazines and newspapers in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans area and is available for sale at the Mississippi Crafts Center Gallery in Ridgeland, MS. I have been selected to participate in juried art shows in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi and hope to see you at the 2015 Chimneyville Show at the Trade Mart in Jackson, MS, Dec. 3, 4, 5 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday).