Ronda Coryell is featured artist at J. Cotter Gallery locations through December | VailDaily.com

Ronda Coryell is featured artist at J. Cotter Gallery locations through December

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Jeweler and Argentium expert Ronda Coryell's work will be featured at J. Cotter Galleries in Vail and Beaver Creek through December.
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If you go …

What: Ronda Coryell, featured artist.

When: Through Thursday, Dec. 31; 234 E. Wall Street, Vail, and 5 Market Square, Beaver Creek.

Where: J. Cotter Galleries,

Cost: Pieces are available for purchase.

More information: Call 970-949-8111 or email Mariah Lee Ross, with J. Cotter Gallery, at mariah@jcottergallery.com.

The J. Cotter Galleries in Beaver Creek and Vail are currently showcasing the work of Ronda Coryell. A variety of the pieces will be on special display throughout the month of December.

Coryell is a Jewelers of America certified master bench jeweler and one of the world’s most well-regarded experts on the use of Argentium. Founder of the Northwest Chapter of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths, a former jewelry storeowner and a former instructor at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts for 11 years, Coryell left Revere to establish Jewelry Studies International and a curriculum for Argentium Instructor Certification.

The artist holds a degree in art education, her expertise based on the ancient technique of 22-karat granulation and fusing. Her work has won recognition in competition and exhibition, and she teaches and lectures both nationally and internationally in such places as Bali, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and England. She won first place in the prestigious Saul Bell Design Award and continues to gain recognition in competition and exhibition.

Coryell’s work is included in several books on contemporary jewelry, including “500 Earrings,” “500 Bracelets” and “The Art and Craft of Making Jewelry.” Her designs can be found at J. Cotter Gallery locations in Vail and Beaver Creek year-round, but for a limited time, select pieces will be showcased for the month of December.