Growing up in Asheville, NC, Danielle Hughes Rose was constantly surrounded by art, craft and nature. Her father, an architect, and her mother, a nature lover and crafter, encouraged her artistic endeavors. She came to Savannah in 1990 to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she graduated in 1995 with a B.F.A. in Metals and Jewelry. She has since been involved in many group shows locally and internationally, and has won several awards, including Connect Savannah’s award for Best Local Jewelry Designer in 2012 thru 2015.
I’ve always been inspired by modern design. The ability to see the structure, form and lines of an object are to me the beauty. Simplicity allows this understanding. My current works are inspired by architectural elements, mid-century hood ornaments, and other modern and organic forms. The clean lines of precious metals are tempered with the use of found beach glass and upcycled elements such as street sweeper bristles and scrap metal.