Ever since I was little, I have always been drawn to creating things. My hands could never be still. I was always drawing, knitting, making music, or building something. When I decided to try working in metals, everything fell into place. It became a creative passion stronger than any other. I love every aspect of jewelry-making: designing it, the materials, the tools i work with, and of course, a finished product of wearable art.
Adina DeRoy-Stouffer is a jeweler and mixed media artist working and teaching in the Pittsburgh area for the past fifteen years. Working in metals, glass, metal clay, gemstones, and recycled materials, Adina draws inspiration from nature for her creations: leaves, trees, landscapes, animals, and shells are among the themes that are woven throughout her creations.
As a studio artist, Adina’s focus is often on creating works entirely out of wires in various sizes and metals. She uses these to create both jewelry and wire sculpture. Adina DeRoy-Stouffer is a member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, and a certified Rio Grande Metal Clay instructor. For the past thirteen years she has been a metalsmithing and jewelry instructor at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, teaching on-site classes as well as community and residency programs. Adina also enjoys teaching in various community centers, smaller art centers and schools as well as her private teaching studio. Adina exhibits yearly at A Fair in the Park, as well as selling her work in local galleries and art shows.