Participation in the arts was always important to me growing up. A strong arts program in high school influenced my decision to pursue a degree in the arts. I chose the arts program at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio where I discovered and fell in love with metals. I was introduced to many artists, including Michael Boyd, who became an inspiration for me.
Since being in Colorado I have started my own business, Ryan Gardner Designs. I now showcase my work in galleries across the country. I love working with combining stone and metal in new ways creating works of art for people to enjoy in their daily lives.
2020 Saul Bell Design Awards Finalist – Silver Category
2020 Saul Bell Design Awards Finalist – Jewelry Collection Category
2016 Colorado State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, First Place – Jewelry Category
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