- What's New?
- $70.00 to $110.00 Pendants
- $115.00 - $140.00 Pendants
- $150.00 - $195.00 Pendants and Pins
- $200 and over Pendants and Pins
- Bracelets for Sale
- Work at Gordy's Fine Art and Framing
- Work at Ft. Wayne Museum's Paradigm Gallery
- Work at Indiana Artisan Store: Carmel
- Work at Carrie Wright Silks
- Chase Repousse Collection
- Purchasing and Contact
JAN McCUNE, METALSMITH
Hi, I’m Jan McCune of Sun Valley Studio in Muncie, shown here in my studio with my latest pendants, which are close to completion. My jewelry career began 13 years ago when I retired from teaching art at Marion High School and converted our fourth bedroom into a metalworking studio. Since I was trained as a painter and printmaker rather than a metalsmith, I took week-long workshops, read books, and experimented on my own to learn the traditional techniques and processes involved in jewelry making. I applied for and received three project grants from the Indiana Arts Commission to teach myself bracelet making, silver casting, and chase repousse. In 2012, I was juried into Indiana Artisan in recognition of my work.
If you live in the Muncie area, you are welcome to call and visit my bedroom-turned-studio at 2200 Sun Valley Parkway. Call 765-717-4291to set up an appointment. You can also see and purchase my work at these galleries: Gordy's Fine Art and Framing in Muncie; the Paradigm Gallery of the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, the Indiana Artisan Store in Carmel and the Anderson Museum of Art.
In April, 2014 Star Press feature writer, John Carlson, and press photographer, Kurt Hostetler visited my studio. I was thrilled with the feature article in this morning's paper. John's writing and Kurt's photos told my story better than I ever could myself. The slide show below is made from Kurt's photos. Click here for the article.