For over a century, Pamela Fairland’s family, the Maumejean’s, created stained glass for major churches and cathedrals all over Europe and South America. It is no surprise that Pamela comes to the world of jewelry from the standpoint of color.
Her interest in Archeology and ancient worlds are connected with the beauty of gold, the lushness of its tone and the sensuous feel of touch.
She worked for many years as an art framer.Collaborating closely with artists to create “settings” for their pieces, adorning and enhancing the effect of their art. This path led her to the Kulicke-Stark Academy of Jewelry Art: Robert Kulicke a talented and renowned picture framer, as well as an artist in his own right. Mr. Kulicke created a school devoted to teaching and transmitting the art and techniques of ancient goldsmiths.
For Pamela, the discovery and jewelry making process, brought together her experiences and lifelong passion. She worked for 11 years as Master Jeweler, at the Metropolitan Museum’s Reproduction Studio. She specialized in hand wrought pieces of 22K gold, working with curators to create pieces for the Museum’s collection. While also developing her own one of kind collection of fine jewelry. You can find colorful gem stones, pearls and antiquities, such as ancient arrowheads of coins set in her 22k gold work. They reflect the road traveled, the past, the present and the timeless pleasure of adornment.
Today she teaches at the 92 Street Y in New York, sharing the knowledge acquired through the years and works in her studio in Harlem.