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