NANCY RAASCH is passionate about paper and influenced by nature, re-purposing and upcycling. Raasch designs and crafts her jewelry using artist hand-felted mulberry paper (Joomchi), hand-made papers, unremarkable scraps of corrugated cardboard, green packing material, papier mache, bits of wire, and renders them into unexpected creative wear. Each piece is unique and is the clash of the mundane and the precious.
She hails from the west coast and graduated from University of California at Davis. Her graphic design career began as a book designer in Palo Alto, CA. A move to North Carolina, led her to use her creative talent designing and managing print advertising campaigns for national clients. She created award winning Addy, PICA and Maxi campaigns for a myriad of clients.
She re-invented herself as a jewelry designer in 2010, due to a stem cell transplant and a year-long recovery. Her interest in papers of all kinds as a jewelry medium fascinates her and is the basis of her jewelry collection.
She is a member of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, Orange County Artist Guild, American Craft Council and SNAG