“I have been working with jewelry artists in the American Craft and Contemporary Art Jewelry traditions for more than twenty-five years. My career has been dedicated to helping artist businesses navigate the terrain and grow their businesses by optimizing strategies aligned with their personal goals. These include: developing voice and brand positioning; product development; activating marketing initiatives. I utilize analytics to frame decision making. And, of course, tons of creative thinking and passion.”


Recording History By Marlene Richey

interview for Rio Grande

During the 35 years since, Marlene Richey has run a wholesale business and a retail gallery, participated in hundreds of craft and trade shows, and traveled across America selling jewelry. She has served on the boards of SNAGCJDGMaine Craft AssociationMetalwerx and WJA. Marlene consults with artists, teaches workshops and was professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Maine College of Art. She is also a contributor to various jewelry and craft publications and wrote an award-winning book on running a jewelry business, Profiting by Design.

Read the full interview on the Rio Grande Website.

WJA Interview at COUTURE 2016

Robert Diamante for Todd Reed Jewelry

I was honored to speak to the Woman’s Jewelry Association on behalf of Todd Reed jewelry during the COUTURE 2016 pre-show. I was serving as Head of Marketing and Communications at the time.



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