Instructor Spotlight: Ann Marie Sclafani

Ann Marie Sclafani has been designing, making, and merchandising jewelry for 15 years. She is a FIT alumna with a degree in Restoration and began teaching in 2015. Ann Marie is also the creative director of her own jewelry line Joseph B, and is a technician for the Jewelry Design Department at FIT. Her early professional career began as a technical designer and merchandiser for large-scale wholesale manufacturers. Because of her experience in both fine and costume jewelry, her work and design style is able to encompass both worlds.

Instagram: @josephbjewelry

Ann Marie teaches the following FIT Precollege Classes:
HJD 019 Jewelry Design Studio I 

Teaching Philosophy:
I tell my students that just because something isn’t perfect, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Imperfections in our work always lead to discovery. Jewelry has become such a multifaceted outlet for creativity in terms of materials, techniques, fit, and construction. Engaging students in a variety of unexpected methods becomes an adventure for all of us. I encourage students to find and bring inspiration to class so we can create something that speaks to their own individual style.

Work by Ann Marie Sclafani: