Nancy E. Foster

Nancy E. Foster has been a professional self-employed jeweler focused in the jewelry arts since 1970. Her past jewelry business included the restoration of antique jewelry, designing and executing precious metal custom jewelry, and jewelry technique instruction at Sierra college in Rocklin, Mendocino Art Center, the Learning Exchange in Sacramento and in her Auburn, California studio.

Nancy’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree, from Cal State Northridge in third-dimensional art, majoring in jewelry/metals and minoring in textiles. Further technical education was obtained at the Gemological Institute in Santa Monica, Revere Academy in San Francisco, and Mendocino Art Center. She also holds a Community College Teaching Credential.

Nancy employs many different styles and techniques in the designing of custom pieces for her clientele, resulting in unique jewelry creations, reflecting her ability to work in diverse non-ferrous metals and precious stones as well as pottery shards.

Aside from the aspect of being a self-supporting jewelry artist, Nancy is especially interested in creating one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry that are catalysts for communication between individuals!

Contact Nancy: nefoster [at]


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