Azurite and Lapis Lazuli, Bronze

Jan Rowe, a local Boise artist, combines her knowledge of stones, jewelry making and spirituality to make dynamic talismans whose energy is unparalleled. 

Jan describes her creative process as "trying to find joy in a way that is deeper than words can express". She describes her work similar to sculpting in that she "reveals the beauty in any material, and even though it may be challenging, perception was the key to capturing such beauty". 

" I discovered that working with stones gave me a sense of profound rightness, and in making these creations, beads have become my words, their colors my paints, whose shaping and polishing have become a sculpture. I make these talismans as offerings in hope that they will to speak to others as they have spoken to me." - Jan Rowe