Quick Facts About Lexi

Lexi Erickson lives in Colorado and is the director of the metals program at Coyote Creek Studio Arts in Fairplay, Colorado, where she also teaches Art Jewelry workshops and metalsmithing classes.  Lexi is the President of the Board of Directors of Coyote Creek and shows at their gallery.

She is a former professor of archaeology, anthropology,  Colorado geology  and jewelry. (“And they all work together”, she says.)     Along the way she picked up a Master’s Degree in Jewelry Design and Fabrication.   She studied jewelry at the University of New Mexico and Sam Houston State University. Lexi is the immediate past president of Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths and currently serves on the Board of Colorado Metalsmithing Association as coordinator for Publicity and Exhibitions. She has taught private and college level jewelry for the past 22 years, and loves teaching any level of instruction.

Lexi has studied with some of the most well-respected artists in the country, including Harold O’Connor, Charles Lewton-Brain, and Marne Ryan. She studied jewelry design with Alan Revere, founder of the famed Revere Academy in San Francisco.

Lexi is a regular contributor to Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist publication, and is the cover artist for the November and December, 2009 issues.

8 Responses

  1. Congrats Lexi!! Love the new blog. Also write about your fabrication tricks and any cool tools you come across. You know how we all love new tools. Denver Gem & Mineral Show, here we come!! Kelly 😉

  2. Lexi–
    Just wanted to let you know how much I look forward to your articles and projects in Lj/JA. My style of work is so much like yours, though Lord knows at this point there is no comparison! My husband came in with the mail yesterday, and knowing how excited I get when my magazine comes he ran into my studio exclaiming that the cover pendant looks like one that I recently finished! Well, bless his heart, he isn’t tuned into the minute ‘issues” of my work, but I was thrilled just the same! Anyway, point being that it has been cool to follow your work and always be intrigued how much I am drawn to it, and how similar my style is to your beautiful creations! Plus, my absolute favorite technique is soldering!!

    Thanks for your most helpful and inspiring work,
    Jo Anne
    Orland, Maine
    ps I am from Pa. too!

    • JoAnne–what a great story and thank you for sharing it with us. So, you are minimalist, too, huh? I have always thought my designs are so simple, but I really like the clean, uncluttered Zen-like look. (Then how come my basement is so cluttered???) I have tried to add doo-dads, drops, stuff hanging off my pieces, and it’s just not me. As I wrote in my Creativity blog about design, I grew up in the Southwest and learned to love the big sky, deep canyons and wide-open desert. Those were my first design principles, I guess. How long have you been making jewelry? I would love to see a photo of some of your work.
      Because of my husband’s job, we lived in Bethlehem, PA for 3 years, and it was one of the happiest times of my life The beauty of the countryside and the historic homes are breathtaking. I miss it a lot, but I sure resonate with my mountains and deserts of the 4-corners area. My greatest inspiration is the geography of the area in which I live. Living in Oregon, it’s probably a big inspiration to you, too.
      It’s so wonderful that your husband gets excited about your work. Our husband’s support means a lot, especially when it comes to buying tools!
      Please keep in touch.

  3. Lexi,,,I have just found your blog. Love it. My background is Fine Arts(pottery/painting)/Photography/Graphic Design over the past 30+ years. Recently, in the last 10 year I found jewelry design. I am so hooked. I started making the so so pieces but wanted to creat pieces to look like the organic pottery pieces I created during my Southwestern unversity education having studied under some of the most influencial artists of that time. Within the last five years I moved to metalsmithing (ah I have found my artistic soul AGAIN! )I work with mixed metals. So far, however, I had not yet learned to solder (kind of like your lighting the torch). I bought your How to Solder DVD (thank you). I am going to get volume 2. After watching your DVD…I think the torch was the hard part (been using a micro for some time ..no soldering though) I am ready to take the next step in my adventure! Can’t wait to try bezels. How do you solder pieces which have been texturized? (ex. by a rolling mill)Thank you and keep the advise coming.

    • Hi Lois–thank you for your post. This is great that you have found metalsmithing and I’m glad that my DVDs have helped you. I don’t mean to be so late in answering you, but my computer just now brought up several new posts on WordPress. Im sure its me, not WordPress, but it is aggravating.

      Anyway, please let me know if I can help in any way. I’ll answer any of your questions. You can also just get in touch with me through my website.

      Feel free to come take a workshop with me, I love meeting my readers and “watchers”. Im here to answer any questions you have.


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  6. Lexi your designs are beautiful! I would love to copy you ;)! Don’t worry though, I don’t have the skills yet, ha ha.

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