Allison Korn Designs
Allison Korn is a metalsmith in Brattleboro, Vermont. She is a self-taught artist originally from Washington, D.C., and spent 10 years in Ecuador before eventually moving to Vermont. She draws inspiration from her life experiences, the Andes Mountains and the Green Mountains. While studying for her masters in anthropology she felt a deep pull of wanting something more. She had always been creative throughout her life but seemed to push these passions aside in pursuit of academia. Between finishing her masters and having two young children, she managed to teach herself in her spare time how to make jewelry. Upon moving to Vermont she had decided jewelry was her true path and turned it into her full time goal.
What goes into each piece of jewelry
"I find inspiration in the everyday world that surrounds me - in the slow process of bark cracking as a tree grows too big for its skin; in the curves, wrinkles, rolls, and openings of our bodies; in people's resilience as they move through the pain of trauma and the power of healing; in the beautiful and life-changing process of pregnancy and birth; in the emotional journey that is parenthood; and in a leaf's perfect map of lines and ridges."
"After walking (and continuing to walk!) a winding path, I have found that this art allows me to bring my inner creativity to life and help others on their own journeys. My intention is to give back to life by creating wearable pieces of art that carry the light, the struggles, and the joys of life – wearable stories that help take you where you need to go. "
"With each piece of jewelry comes a dose of gratitude – gratitude for each moment that life gives us and for the lessons learned and to come, all of which make us who we are."