Hello, I’m Jennifer Wells an artist and educator, who has chosen jewelry and enamel as my main squeeze.

My home and studio are located in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, where the landscapes and architecture provide me with daily inspirations. Beside me is my husband Raffa, he makes sure I’m always well fed… and I decorate him with all the jewelry.

My love of jewelry began when I young. I can remember going through my grandmother’s jewelry box with her, listening to the stories about each piece; where it came from, why she loved it, why she didn’t love it but kept it anyways. I still do just that with my mother and sisters. My mom use to tell me, as she would hand me a piece of jewelry:” you can wear this on a special day.” I would tell her “everyday is a special day” and put on all the jewelry.

I now have the joy to make pieces of jewelry that will be in someone else’s jewelry box, holding stories and precious memories.

Everyday is special, so let’s wear our jewelry.

Jennifer Wells is a studio artist and educator originally from the U.S, currently living in Italy. She holds an MFA, in Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design and has completed artist-in-residencies at: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC and the Jentel Foundation near Banner, WY. She has worked for several U.S based Craft Schools, in a variety of roles.

As an educator, Jennifer has taught for and been a visiting Artist at Universities throughout the U.S and for study abroad programs based in Italy. She serves on the Board of Vita Institute and teaches short workshops on various enameling and metalsmithing techniques throughout Europe and the U.S. In recent years she has curated multiple international exhibitions focused on jewelry and enameling.

Her works are in the collections of: The Enamel Arts Foundation, Racine Museum, All Russian Museum of Decorative Arts, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Yale University Art Gallery, Crocker Art Museum and Private Collections.



Jennifer Wells è un’artista ed educatrice in studio originaria degli Stati Uniti ma attualmente residente in Italia. Ha conseguito un MFA, in Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design e ha lavorato come artista presso: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts a Gatlinburg, TN, Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC e la Jentel Foundation vicino a Banner, WY. Ha lavorato per diverse scuole di artigianato con sede negli Stati Uniti, ricoprendo molti ruoli. In qualità di educatrice, Jennifer ha insegnato ed è stata artista in visita presso le università degli Stati Uniti, e per programmi di studio all’est

ero con sede in Italia. Fa parte del consiglio di amministrazione del Vita Institute e insegna brevi workshop su varie tecniche di smaltatura e lavorazione dei metalli in tutta Europa e negli Stati Uniti. Negli ultimi anni ha curato numerose mostre internazionali incentrate su gioielli e smaltatura. Le sue opere sono nelle collezioni della Enamel Arts Foundation, del Racine Museum, dell’All Russian Museum of Decorative Arts, dell’Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, della Yale University Art Gallery, del Crocker Art Museum e delle collezioni private.                   

Texture, line and colour are the main considerations within my work. I use these elements to represent fleeting life moments that collectively create one’s life path. Wether I am working with precious metals or colourful enamels, life’s course and all it’s emotions; beautiful and terrible continually inspire me along the way. Each of us is sewing our life together to create a path uniquely our own. Through my jewelry I seek to capture that.


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