"Creating" was always the plan for Liane, who began her career in the LA apparel fashion scene. It wasn't long, though, before she realized her true calling was working in metals rather than textiles. In the mid 1990’s, she cast aside the glamorous LA fashion scene to pursue a degree in Studio Art with an emphasis on metalsmithing. The years after college were spent earning a steady paycheck & starting a family. After a seven year hiatus from her own art, she returned to the studio renewed and ready to express her own voice & vision.
Liane’s designs showcase layered texture, strong lines and the skilled tool marks that distinguish handcrafted adornment. Her pieces, which call on themes of nature, celestial bodies and past civilizations, begin as miniature anthologies of her own stories, moments and personal connections. When manipulated at the bench, these narratives become wearable art, ready to receive the memories and experiences of the wearer. One of the most important aspects, that she prides herself on, is that all jewelry is made here in the USA, in her Portland, Oregon studio, with her own two hands.
Liane's jewelry has been worn on the t.v. series: The Vampire Diaries, Parenthood & Rizoli & Isles.