s. tector metals

Raleigh’s Sarah Tector treats jewelry as small-scale sculpture. Her pieces catch the eye when on the body. Or not. The company/studio: S. Tector Metals is in Raleigh, where Tector works out of her home studio. A metalsmith for 28 years, she has focused solidly on her business for the last 11 years. The artist: Born in…

kathy king

North Carolina’s Kathy King hand sews thousands of tiny glass beads to construct her intricate and innovative jewelry. The artist: King grew up on Long Island, NY, and earned her industrial engineering degree from Lehigh University in 1991. She served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force after school and moved to Cary, NC, in…

Louise Gaskill

North Carolina’s Louise Gaskill transforms vintage items into what she calls “edged-up” modern lighting designs. The artist & owner: Gaskill grew up in New Bern and graduated with a history degree from Meredith College in Raleigh. After selling software for many years, she hit the refresh button on her career. With no formal training, Gaskill…