Helga was in the first class to graduate from
Institute of Technology's School of American Crafts . She has worked
as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, metalsmithing teacher, and graphic designer
in New York City, Connecticut, and Maine. She joined us in 1987 because
she was hanging around a lot anyway and spending all her spare money on
jewelry. As sales manager, she gets a discount on the jewelry, she has
to hang around even more, and she can borrow whatever she wants to wear.
It also gives her a chance to help you play dress up.
Polly graduated from Rhode
Island School of Design with a BFA in light metals. While
she was there enameling and glass blowing were passions of hers. Polly
came straight to Maine and has been with us since 1984 in different
capacities, including goldsmithing, design, display, and a stint on the
road as our sales representative.She took one break to earn a GG in residence
from the Gemological Institute of America
in Santa Monica and another to intern with Rupenthal in Paris.
Jack received an AB and MA in mathematics
from Clark University
and learned about metal work from hanging around his father's machine shop,
reading books, and a few workshops and courses at Worcester Craft
Center, where he also taught metalsmithing and business practices for craftspeople.
He is one of the founders of Circle Round the Moon, and has been in charge
of the checkbook since 1974. He answers the e-mail and codes these
web pages in addition to his duties at the bench, microscope, and counter.