Natalie Reed Fine Jewelry
Natalie Reed grew up on Vinalhaven, a lobstering island off the midcoast of Maine. As a child, she spent many afternoons beach combing and adventuring on Vinalhaven’s rocky coast, collecting sea glass, unusual rocks, urchins, and shells. She has always had a deep love for the ocean, its power and mystery always drawing her back. At the age of five she discovered her love for jewelry in a small room full of sunlight and walls lined with jars of colorful beads while visiting her aunt in Portland, a graduate of Portland School of Art. She has been greatly influenced by her artistic family, especially her father who received a graduate degree in sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2009 Natalie began her degree at Maine College of Art in Portland where she quickly discovered she could combine her two passions: jewelry and the ocean. Working her way through college doing construction and lobstering she majored in metalsmithing and jewelry, and graduated in 2013. Natalie is based in Minot, Maine where she has her home studio and lives with her two cats. In her spare time Natalie enjoys snowboarding, gardening and of course visiting the ocean whenever possible. These visits always inspire ideas for new jewelry designs, constantly pushing her in new directions.