Deanna deVries is a designer living in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles. Since graduating from Massachusetts College of Art she has worked for artists and designers, been a project manager for an interior design firm in Los Angeles and toured the states as a drummer in a band. Along with her partner, she started the gallery CRFT SHW on the island of Martha's Vineyard and they are currently seeking a new spot for the gallery in Los Angeles.
Her application of non-traditional jewelry making materials along with the instinct to rapidly execute an idea is the foundation of her mode of expression. Each body of work she produces starts with an invitation to play, within confined boundaries-usually consisting of a material or process limitation. This working environment fosters a conversation between each piece that is full of variation, repetition and surprise.