Wendy Tonsits

Wendy Tonsits Jewelry creations reflect her natural self-expression to be distinctive and dynamic. A mesmerizing synthesis of bold clean lines and striking relationships of form and colored gemstones is her trademark. Wendy Tonsits creative influences can be found in the sculptural forms and colors in nature and her travels to Japan, Italy, Fiji and other parts of the globe. She enjoys including a kinetic quality to many of her jewelry pieces as well as juxtaposing opposites of proportion and contrasts of color.
Wendy Tonsits received her BA from the Philadelphia College of Art, currently the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating, Tonsits spent some time in Japan through Parsons School of Design, learning Japanese metalsmithing techniques first hand. Upon her return to the US, Wendy attended GIA, the Gemological Institute of America in New York City and received her Graduate Gemology Degree. Afterward she also worked in the GIA Gem Trade Laboratory as a staff diamond grader. Wendy has participated in the juried national shows sponsored by the American Craft Council and Wendy Rosen and has been a featured artist at the High Museum of Art. Wendy Tonsits is also committed to creating an environment to inspire the next generation of up and coming jewelers and designers. For over a decade, she offered classes and workshops in jewelry and metalsmithing techniques at her former teaching studio, Amalgam Arts Atlanta. Tonsits now maintains her personal jewelry studio, Wendy Tonsits Jewelry in Philadelphia, PA.