Gerry Florida, has been an artist with a passion for jewelry for over 30 years. As the owner of Florida’s Estate & Jewelry Gallery as well as Gerry Florida Studios, she collects extraordinary estate, vintage and contemporary jewelry pieces for her private collection, many of which she recycles into her own designs. Florida is an award winning jewelry and assemblage artist whose work has been represented by prestigious galleries, museums and fashion events in and out of state. Her work has been seen on KDKA Pittsburgh Today Live, Whirl Magazine, as well as Earth Friendly special events such as ECOlutions in Pittsburgh and The Green Festivals/Chicago represented by Eco Shoppe in Florida a supplier for HSN and has been featured as CBS Pittsburgh’s “Hottest Local Eco Artist”. Her work can currently be viewed and purchased at Gallerie Chiz of Shadyside and the Society for Contemporary Craft in Downtown Pittsburgh. A native of Pittsburgh, she teaches jewelry design throughout the city as well as privately from her studio in Forest Hills where many of her students have launched successful jewelry careers as a result of her design expertise. She is a proud member of The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Craftsmen’s Guild and The Pittsburgh Society of Artists.