Cappy Counard makes jewelry and sculptural objects that reflect her curiosity about relationship. By exploring the notions of work, care, storytelling and repair, she aims to record our capacity for evolution and connection.
Cappy graduated with an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She exhibits, lectures and demonstrates throughout the United States and her work is featured in many books including, SNAG Jams 2019, Narrative Jewelry and Behind the Brooch. Recently, she curated the exhibition titled Forging a Link: Metalsmiths Respond to the Mercer Collection at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA.
Cappy lives in Edinboro, Pennsylvania where she has been a Professor of Metals and Jewelry at Edinboro University for more than twenty years. Teaching is as integral to her practice as making. The act of building community and sharing knowledge contributes greatly to the concepts in her work.