February 16, 2018
Waste Not Wear All
Jamie Everding began her career in the arts studying painting and drawing at St. Louis University, but as graduation drew near, she sensed something wasn’t quite right. “I was feeling a little unsettled at the end of my university career. I wanted to make useful things, with more functionality, and purpose. I was thinking about further education at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville in metalsmithing when one of my instructors, Peg Fetter, who has (a master’s degree) in metalsmithing, suggested I check out classes at Craft Alliance in University City first,” Everding says.
Her involvement with Craft Alliance changed her approach to art, gave her good skills and pointed her toward a business of making useful things from repurposed items she collects, cherishes and transforms. Today, Everding oversees students working independently in the metals studio at Craft Alliance.