Joan Parcher creates geometrically-based jewelry using materials as diverse as enamel on copper, silver, bits of reflective glass, and mica. Pleasantly tactile, as well as visually appealing, her pieces are easy to wear and feel as good as they look. She holds a BFA from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. Parcher was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and has exhibited internationally. Her work can be seen in the collections of several museums including the Museum of Arts and Design and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York; and Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.