Featured Artist: Deborah Chenault

Deb Chenault, owner of Twelfth House Designs, is an award-winning artist who first studied the art of jewelry design with the master silver artisans of Thailand. She continued her education in the metals program at Eastern Kentucky University.  She is a juried, exhibiting member of Kentucky Crafted, the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, and the Sheltowee Artisans and has exhibited her work at many galleries and museums across the region.

Deb works with mixed metals—primarily copper and sterling silver—using repurposed and recycled materials whenever possible. Her greatest interest lies in creating talismans by transferring her original drawings into meaningful metal forms. She currently makes her home and studio in the wooded hills of Berea, Kentucky. 

You can find this artist's work in our online store and at our gallery in beautiful Berea, Kentucky!

 "A piece typically begins with a drawing of whatever I have in mind, and then I set about determining the metalsmithing techniques that will best bring it in to 3D form. Though I produce a variety of work, I am most involved in my “talisman” series of pieces, many of which represent my spiritual and environmental philosophies. I am constantly inspired by the objects I find in the woods that surround my home and studio, and by the lessons readily offered in Nature. My ultimate objective is not just to provide a meaningful adornment, but also to uplift and inspire the wearer to further inspire and create in her own meaningful way."