“My work explores the ancient metalsmith techniques of Chasing and Repoussé, carving, granulation and a variety of other metal processes to create unique, highly crafted, one-of-a-kind and limited-edition jewelry. A mix of ancient techniques with a modern design twist examine nature, texture, gems and light.”
Nancy Meli Walker’s work has been featured in a variety of books and exhibitions:
“Showcase 500 Rings” Lark Craft
“Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry” Lark Crafts
“Narrative Jewelry: Tales from the toolbox” Mark Fenn, Schiffer Publishing
“JaMs 2017” Jewelry and Metals Survey by SNAG [Society of North American
“Appropriated Adornment” SNAG 2017 on-line exhibition
“Earthly Delights: Metalsmiths Inspired by Nature” Lillstreet Center for the Arts,
“On the Rocks” Lillstreet Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL
“The Power and the Beauty” Alchemy 9.2.5, Belmont, MA
“The First Annual Chasing & Repoussé International Survey 2000-2015”
Outnumbered Gallery, Littleton, CO
Meli Walker has studied at several institutions: Jewelry Arts Institute; Gemological Institute of America [GG]; Revere Academy and Fashion Institute of Technology; and with Master Metalsmiths: Fabrizio Aquafresca; Cecelia Bauer; Davide Bigazzi; Ronda Coryell; Ford Hallman; Kent Raibe; Jean Stark; and Valentin Yotkov.
Meli Walker has been active in many art forms. Her video, installation and solo art work have been shown internationally in galleries, museums, festivals and the Internet. She co-founded the live video performance trios The Poool and NNeng.
Meli Walker is a Reiki Master and volunteers at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, CA. Meli Walker was born in Ohio and has lived in Korea, Japan, New York and California. She currently splits her time between California, New York and Hawaii.