Marc & Wendy Zoschke - Jewelry
Marc: Before becoming a jeweler, I was an art gallery owner and a professional photographer with a background in graphic arts and product design. I see jewelry in buildings, serene landscapes, automobiles, etc. They all can give me inspiration that I can add to our jewelry. For the past 22 years I owned Art Concepts, an art gallery in Springfield, Illinois. In February of 2009 Wendy and I decided that the time was right for us to do the jewelry full time. I have a bachelor degree in product design from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Since September 2001 I have been showing my photography at art shows and now with our jewelry.
Wendy: My view on life has always been a bit off kilter and that really comes out in the jewelry. I like simple lines, but add a funk that brings a style of its own to each and every piece. I believe that art should be lived, felt and experienced and if one of my pieces can do that for someone then I'm satisfied and blessed. I have always been a creative person, from my commercial art background to the 12 years of stained glass experience I have had. And now with the jewelry I have finally found my calling.