Martha Sullivan

Martha has always been intrigued by the concept of personal ornamentation as a common thread across societies. Regardless of their location in time or place, human beings have always used wearable art as a form of personal or collective expression. She creates jewelry to help people enhance and share their individual stories.

Martha's interest in making jewelry became a passion when she began working with metal, and she has devoted herself professionally to the pursuit of innovative metalsmithing and jewelry design. She synthesizes several diverse techniques in her work, including fabrication, casting, roller printing, and engraving, to create designs that leave an enduring impression. Her metalwork is stamped with signature Sullivan patterns and the finished pieces are oxidized to enhance both their texture and form.

Working out of her studio on the coast of Maine, Martha handcrafts wearable treasures made of sterling silver and gold accented with precious stones and pearls. Her inspirations include both traditional and exotic art forms, ranging from the work of ancient civilizations to modern architecture. While traveling around the country to shows over the past several years, Martha has heard many Maine love stories, which have inspired her to translate the natural textures of the Maine coast into a unique jewelry collection.