Robyn Nichols is an international jewelry artist with a vision - a vision that the beauty of nature can be brought to life in the sculpting of sterling silver. Robyn's graceful and elegant sterling silver jewelry and tableware are sold and collected across the United States, Canada, Australia, England, South America and the Caribbean countries. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution-Cooper Hewitt Museum (New York City), the Contemporary Art Museum of Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, Virginia), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, Missouri) and the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York, NY.
In 1990, Robyn was selected as one of the "Top 100 Designers" by Metropolitan magazine. The popularity of her work has lead to features in several national and regional publications, including ELLE Decor, Home, BRIDE'S Magazine, New York Women's Magazine, Kansas City Home Design, Traditional Home, Romantic Homes, and Bon Appetite, among others.
Always inspired by nature and its natural beauty, Robyn continues to create timeless designs. Her unique work is rendered in her studio and gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. With assistance from two apprentices, Robyn is able to fabricate her designs, and create limited editions and one-of-a-kind pieces in sterling silver. This also allows her to oversee a production line capable of creating multiples of her jewelry, tableware and sculptures. Her specialized private and corporate commissions have commemorated occasions such as conventions, honored guests, corporate and individual recognition awards, anniversaries and retirements.
A '79 graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, Nichols is a self-taught metalsmith. Her materials include sterling silver and 18k gold. Fabrication techniques that Robyn uses in her designs include hollowware, shell forming, repoussé, chasing, and forging.
Her jewelry, tableware, and sculptures are botanical in nature. Nichols is also very active in the design and fabrication of Judaic art. She has taught for two-week periods for the last 14 years on Grand Cayman Island.(Invited by the Visual Arts Society and the government) Nichols' first gallery exhibition was in 1975. Her first one-woman exhibition was in 1980 at the Kruger Gallery, NYC, with many other exhibitions following.