Alexandra Hart is known for her sophisticated and artful couture jewelry and metal sculpture. With both Bachelors and Masters degrees in art and metalsmithing, with fashion experience designing for Lagerfeld and Givenchy jewelry, and with fine jewelry design and manufacturing with Barbara Heinrich Studio, she has achieved the synergy among artistic inspiration, high design and skillful craftsmanship that many artists spend their entire careers chasing.
Launching her business in 1995, Alexandra Hart began marketing her socially responsible company to retailers through premier American Craft tradeshows such as The ACC Baltimore Show and The Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia. She established herself as a creative jewelry artist with leading craft and art galleries across the US. Having won the 2009 Centurion Emerging Designer Award, having been selected by the World Gold Council’s 2009 campaign, and having exhibited at AGTA’s Spectrum of Design Pavilion in early 2010, she has shifted her marketing plan to focus more on fine jewelry retailers, bringing her “green” vision to the luxury market, while maintaining the competitive studio jeweler’s quality, creativity and pricing.
Invited to exhibit nationally in both galleries and museums including California Center for the Arts Escondido Museum, Oceanside Museum of Art and The Athenaeum, LaJolla, and soon the Mingei International Museum, she has received several awards, such as above mentioned Centurion Emerging Designer Award, the Draper Award for Outstanding One Person Exhibition at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, and finalist in the American Couture Jewelry Awards and Niche Awards, and she is currently a finalist in the Palladium Alliance International Jewelry Design Contest. Her work has received national and international consumer and trade press coverage, from Metalsmith, Lapidary Journal, JCK, Brides Magazine and recently Ornament, San Diego Home and Garden, and Riviera Magazine (all USA), to Jewelry World Review (Thai), Fashion Quarterly (CAN), Australian Vogue and KAREN Magazine (AUS).
Having served as the Women’s Jewelry Association, San Diego chapter president, she continues her leadership for the greater good as part of the Futuring Committee with Ethical Metalsmiths, and National Grants Chairperson for Women’s Jewelry Association, and regularly mentors youth through non-profit organizations.
Inspired by the radiating shape of the anemone, the sensuous curves of the nudibranch, and the concave curves of the cactus, Alexandra designs and creates dramatic organic and sculptural jewelry, serving today’s highly competitive luxury market with the highest standards of quality and business ethics.
P.O. Box 15235
San Diego CA 92175