Although Donna knew from a young age that she was an artist, it was difficult to decide what medium would provide her with the satisfaction she desired. Once she enrolled in her first jewelry class at the University of the Arts, Donna realized that it was important to her to pursue a career as a metal smith and jeweler. Donna, a native New Yorker, currently resides in Sarasota, Florida. She has a BFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing from the University of The Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work has been exhibited in New York at the Rack and Hamper Gallery, at the New York Public Library in Manhattan, and at the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidad de Lisboa in Portugal, Spain. Donna has been a featured artist for Florida Craftsmen: Celebrating the Art of Craft in 2013.
Donna exhibits and sells her work in galleries and gift shops. She received Best in Jewelry for her creation “Protection IV” from ArtCenter Manatee. Longboat Key Center for the Arts awarded her 3rd Place for 3d Art in their Community Art Show for her sterling silver bangle titled “Line + Circle”. The Florida Society of Goldsmiths awarded Donna with the Mark Pheiffer Memorial Award for Best Works in Silver.
Classes with Donna Carrion