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About the Artist

Ramona Solberg (Seattle) was recognized internationally as an innovator and icon of contemporary craft. She helped pioneer the use of found objects and assemblage, as well as the use of ethnic elements and ornaments in twentieth century contemporary jewelry. Ramona was also widely renowned as an educator and mentor, teaching at both Central Washington State College (now Central Washington University) and the University of Washington, influencing many of the most recognized jewelers and metalsmiths from the Northwest.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.