English Norman is an incredibly talented jewelry designer and craftsman. She loves color, texture, and change. Color because she loves art. Texture because she loves silversmithing, combining metals, and creating a rich tapestry in her work. Change because she loves how flowers and plants bloom and grow, how designs evolve in her studio, and how one bit of art influences another. English’s lifelong love of color pervades her unique, brightly-colored hand-smithed jewelry crafted of Argentium silver, 14K goldfill, and faceted semi-precious stones. English has recently introduced her new gold series. All her pieces boast vibrant colors in colorful, rich tones.
Her background in architecture is evident in her structural designs which are formed by hand-smithing Argentium silver with an acetylene torch. English’s love of jewelry starts with an old hatbox. It belonged to her grandmother and was covered in an elegant, muted paper. Inside were the most wonderful buttons -small, shiny, pearl, shell, metal, carved, smooth. She loved these gorgeous and these small bits of treasure made her itch to design, and she became the next generation of women in her family to work with her hands.
Based in Atlanta, GA, English has been silver-smithing for over 13 years and hand-crafting jewelry for more than 18. She thinks any day in the studio is a great day, even when things do not go as planned. Because learning from our mistakes is supposed to be cool, right? But that is not all English loves. She also raises chickens! Her beautiful, old home has a sprawling yard where her 19 chickens have a wonderful, carefree life, and her children learn something new about nature every day.
Bella is from North Georgia and draws much of her inspiration from nature and the beautiful foothills of the Appalachians where she grew up. As an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University, she works remotely to promote and manage the public image of ESN Jewelry and helps to craft some of the unique touches of English's designs. She is majoring in Political Science and Philosophy and hopes to work in the fields of international and environmental law in order to help combat the global effects of our Earth's changing climate. Though her academic interests vastly differ from her creative pursuits, she nevertheless draws her passion from a need to create and protect the beauty that surrounds us.
Alexandra is our sailor from Savannah, GA. She currently lives locally in Atlanta, Ga where she attends Georgia Tech and majors in Biomedical Engineering. She is amazed by the complicated simplicity of the human body and hopes to someday contribute to the production of life saving technology. Alexandra began making jewelry at the age of 12 and has always had the drive to create. Like the yellow jacket she is, she buzzes about the studio and manages to bring both a care free vibe and organization into the mix. She helps to bring our pieces into completion in the most efficient way possible while also ensuring that a high standard of quality is upheld. She loves being close to water and pulls her inspiration from the beautiful sea glass and seashells that she grew up collecting as a child.
Elizabeth is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design focusing on Graphic Design. She has been living in Atlanta with her artsy family for over 20 years and working with English for more than half of that. The love of art and design has always been part of her life. It is always a delight in to find other passionate artists to work with and English is one of her favorites! (the drawing is from a series of family portraits her daughter creates each Father's Day).