Cappy Counard creates jewelry and vessels that honor detail and interconnection. The content of her pieces reflect on memory, observation, potential and realization: what we notice, what persists, the things we hold and the things that hold us.
Cappy was fortunate to study jewelry and metalsmithing from masters in our field, earning an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1999 and a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1992. She has exhibited, lectured and demonstrated extensively throughout the United States and her work has been featured in many books including, Behind the Brooch, Art Jewelry Today 3, 21st Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500 Series and The Metalsmith Book of Boxes and Lockets.
Cappy resides in Edinboro, Pennsylvania where she has been a professor of metals and jewelry at Edinboro University since 1999. Teaching is as integral to her practice as being a maker. The act of building community and sharing knowledge contributes greatly to the evolution of her work.