Department of Design
Holly Roddenbery is a designer and avid maker working in Detroit, MI. The breadth of her work spans across fields of contemporary adornment, fine jewelry, sculpture, and functional wares. Through her work in adornment, she practices traditional metalsmithing skills alongside digital technologies used in jewelry manufacturing to generate custom works. She invites these techniques to merge with traditional wood working practices to produce larger scale functional or sculptural pieces with an emphasis on craft. Her work was most recently featured in the “Human Impact” exhibition at the Fuller Craft Museum in Boston. Holly’s current creative undertaking involves her newly established contemporary jewelry company, Honey of the Rock, where she is working on a one-of-a-kind collection of fine jewelry.
Originally from South Georgia, she received a BFA in Fine Art from Valdosta State University and an MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University. While at ECU, she facilitated the Material Topics Symposium and served as co-chair. The Symposium focuses on metal working processes and brings visiting artists and participants from around the country.