Marthe Le Van is a contemporary jewelry evangelist and owner of Mora, an award-winning retail jewelry boutique in Asheville, North Carolina representing 30 independent studio jewelers. An internationally recognized writer and editor, Le Van has more than 50 jewelry titles to her credit. She founded and was senior editor of Lark Jewelry Books from 2002 to 2012. Prior to this, Le Van was creative director at Blue Spiral 1 and curator for Harvey Littleton Studios. Marthe is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College with a B.A. in arts administration and art history. Recent juror credits include Artisphere, the Niche Awards, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, and Craft Boston.
Read Marthe’s advice to jewelers on how to network to build relationships with galleries and proper etiquette for pitching your collection.