St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
Maureen Shankey is an award-winning jewelry artist and educator and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry & Metalwork. She was born in Charlotte, NC but many moves meant she called no place home until recently following a move to St. Petersburg, FL. Shankey creates jewelry and vessels in 24kt gold, sterling silver, copper, gems, and pearls. Her work is organic and flowing, even when influenced by something as harsh as barbed wire. Living less than a minute from Tampa Bay and with a nearly impassable tropical garden means inspiration is easy to find.