Danielle Gori-Montanelli

A jeweler based in Middlebury, Vermont, Danielle Gori-Montanelli makes art that is ever changing and evolving. She started as a portrait painter, then worked for many years as a metalsmith, making whimsical figurative jewelry, before moving on to the softer and more colorful medium of felt. Her works in felt explore jarringly eclectic subject matter, continuing her penchant for illuminating the beauty and humor in everyday objects—from a TV dinner or an explosion of colored pencils to her characteristic motif, flowers—but also experimenting with abstract and geometric shapes, wild colors, and subtle gradations, all the while retaining a delightful playful quality.