Dave Williamson

Dave Williamson (b. 1949) is a jeweler who live in Berea, OH with wife and partner, Roberta Williamson. The Williamsons create jewelry that combines ephemera and found objects, some of which has been passed down in their families, and others found at the many flea markets and antique shows they frequent.

Working as true partners in the process, Roberta and Dave equally contribute to all aspects of the making of a piece. From design to complex fabrication, the two seamlessly work together in the creative process. Part of their own lives goes into each of these talismans and the story they tell is interpreted and re-invented by the wearer. Through classes they teach at the university and workshops presented across the country, students are encouraged to “find their own stories” and build a piece of jewelry that captures and envelops an emotional moment or memory dear to their own lives.