About the Artist
Erica has always been interested in creative endeavors and knew from a young age she wanted to make a career out of art and design. After graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts, Bailey received her BFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University. After teaching for a period, the artist made the decision to found Erica Stankwytch Bailey Jewelry in 2004. Erica's work is both organic and architectural; she strives to create pieces that are tactile and invoke in the wearer a sense of personal attachment. Her work is profoundly influenced by found objects and keepsakes, pieces that the artist utilizes in her jewelry design. Erica continues to create at her studio in Fayetteville, NC.