Martha handcrafts wearable treasures made of sterling silver & gold accented with precious stones and pearls. Blending traditional and exotic influences, her inspirations extend from ancient civilizations to modern architecture. Martha has a unique affinity for containers, and embodied in her creations in a sense of small holding spaces.
Martha's passion developed by working with metal. Drawing upon this fascination, she has devoted herself exclusively to the pursuit of innovative metalsmithing and jewelry design. Martha synthesizes diverse elements to create designs that cast an enduring impression. Her designs are stamped with signature Sullivan patterns, with the finished piece oxidized to enhance both texture and form.
Martha is intrigued by the idea of decorating one's self and how that translates into a common thread across societies. Individuals and societies have always used ornamentation as a form of personal or collective expression. She creates jewelry to help people share their story and to enhance individual statement.
Martha has attended the Maine College of Art (MECA) for jewelry and metalsmithing and has been a select participant in various workshops, including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. She apprenticed with a prominent Portland jeweler and oversaw a successful jewelers co-op in the historic Old Port in Portland. She went on to join and elite team of artists designing jewelry for stage productions at the Stratford Festival Theatre in Canada.
Ever an artist, Martha is committed to exploration and conception, reflected in the ongoing evolution of her craft. Inspired by the response to her work, Martha is presently pursuing national representation and exhibition. As visually dramatic pieces of wearable art, Martha's creations are sure to create a sensation in any gallery, boutique or private viewing.