Jewelry designer Alyssa Norton began her career as a fine artist at Cornell University, where she studied painting. She earned a second degree in jewelry from Instituto Allende in Mexico. Alyssa soon began migrating influences culled from the minimal light sculptures of Dan Flavin and James Turrell and the tonal palettes of Richard Diebenkorn to the sphere of adornment. Her inaugural 2003 collection drew seamlessly on her training in both fine art and artisanal craft. Featuring delicate perspex forms riveted to impeccably forged silver, Alyssa’s work immediately gained a devoted following of NY collectors.
Alyssa Norton’s jewelry is a study in tensions between the future and the past, between the functional and the sculptural. In every collection, Alyssa has always mined that place where modernism plays with punk, creating thought-provoking and wearable pieces coveted by editors, designers, stylists and collectors. Whether weaving silk and suede into heavy silver chain, or lacquering and airbrushing the brass panels of a wrist cuff, Alyssa invites us to rethink how we adorn our bodies with materials and ideas.