July's Featured Artist

Lesley Hansard Kensington New Hampshire

"I grew up in a small coastal village  in New Zealand where I was never bored.   The years were spent making 'things', always making something.  That passion has never ebbed, and like the beach where I grew up I watched nature flow, change and grow around me - a constant, reliable beauty that is irreplaceable.  I am a dreamer, a creator, an ideas person, a maker.  Being creative doesn't come without it's challenges but I couldn't imagine my life any other way ~ I am my absolute happiest when creating something with my hands.  A big part of my life is about traveling and gathering information, ideas, experiences, stories and feeling the depths of other cultures. 

The jewelry line is designed and made by me and my husband, an extraordinary metalsmith. The best part about it is we get to go to our 'office' at the beach, it couldn't be better. "