Amy Butts

Working in her Chicago studio overflowing with found objects, crystals and jewelry vending machines, Amy finds inspiration in the ways that jewelry can spark memory and play the role of souvenir. She hand crafts each piece in her collection and can spend hours just arranging various items until they feel irreplaceabley right. Amy says it’s a good day in her studio when she is able to look at beautiful little objects that have lost their present usefulness and bring out their beauty again.

Amy’s jewelry can be worn multiple ways, like doubling necklaces around the neck or by stacking bracelets. Amy encourages layering pieces from her collections together and loves the idea of her clients becoming collectors of her jewelry

Amy has a BFA in metalsmithing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Amy has been teaching at The Art Center – Highland Park for 8 years.