AG Ambroult


Amy of AG Ambroult designs and fabricates contemporary silver jewelry with an eye on the link between industry and nature.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
I have been an artist all my life, but discovered metals as an adult. I took a metalsmithing class on a whim and that started it all. Coming from a graphics background, I was hooked on the tactile--and even physical aspects of bending, filing, sanding, and soldering metal into beautiful jewelry. I have always been curious about the mutation from raw materials to finished forms, and making jewelry from metal sheet and wire opened a new avenue of expression for me.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Snuggle with my kids. Eating would be a close second.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
Balancing workshop time with computer/business time. Selling online, my new blog, and all the social networking venues have been great tools for my business, but I need to take care not to get sucked into the online duties and distractions when I should be in the shop fabricating jewelry.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
I'd love the Copper Jewel Ring. It is simple and fun. I don't wear too much jewelry, but when I do, I like it to be eye-catching and this ring does the trick. In fact, I have already gifted one to myself, thank you.

Are there any other pieces you's like to tell us about?
Yes. I was recently asked to design a piece that would be auctioned off in a fundraiser for The Susan G. Komen Breat Cancer 3-Day. When I designed it, I was thinking it would be a one-of-a-kind piece but I got some great feedback on the necklace from a cancer survivor. As a result, I was inspired to offer it as a fundraiser piece. The "3-Day necklace" is made to order and HALF the purchase price goes directly to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-day.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
The list was long, but chef or waitress (a dream I had the horror of realizing) were among the favorites, but artist was always in the top 3. I pictured myself in a painting studio with the beret and all.

What other shops or artists out there do you love?
oohh....the list could go on, but here are the most loved:
Lisa Kaiser
Half a Cup of Tea
Daisy Janie
Karin Lorenc
Milo Creative Studios

What does your future hold?
I am looking forrward to seeing what direction life will spin me off into next. But I can tell you it will include continuing my metals education and expanding my line, witnessing my family's fantastic metamorphosis and making my garden bigger each year.

Visit AG Ambroult at Etsy, agaelemental.blogspot.com, or agambroult.com. You can also catch Amy in the Design Hive Market in Cambridge, MA on May 3, and at the Coolidge Corner Arts Festival in Brookline, MA on June 6.