Keri Kelley Hollifield is the artist and owner of Earthstar Studio. She has been making jewelry for more than 15 years, and making art for as long as she can remember. She is mostly self-taught and has taken workshops at Penland School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. After earning an Associate Degree in Wildlife Management in 2004, she decided to follow her desire and need to create something every day. Her designs are greatly inspired by her love of the natural world. Each piece is crafted by hand, creating a one-of-a-kind work of art. Designs may be repeated, but the finished products are never identical. Keri lives with her husband and their four rescue dogs and one cat in Waynesville, North Carolina.