Original Handcrafted Jewelry
Welcome to DFC Metal Arts
In our current world, human connection is often fleeting and broken which results in
suffering and pain. As a registered art therapist and clinical social worker for nearly 40 years, Dottie’s career has been the creation of a safe place for psychological work using words and visual symbols. In this space and through her professional work, individuals have created thriving, vibrant, and renewed connections to their world. Since 2017, she has been a volunteer at Backstreetart in Newnan, Georgia (www.backstreetart.org). At Backstreet, participants create meaningful objects
and forge new and lasting friendships. Creativity in a loving human community is magic.
Her personal jewelry portfolio is full of components that support and link each to the other. Whether soldering wire to sheet metal, forming ear wires, headpins, clasps, and quirky chains, it is simultaneously a concrete experience and a metaphor for connection in general. She joyfully wields fire with a torch and hammers textures and forms with strength and purpose. Her hope is that you, too, will find beauty in these pieces which are both adornment and sculpture. When the work leaves her studio, it is no longer hers - it is a link to you. She considers this an honor.
Please also take a moment to read about her mission,
as it is an important part of the meaning of her work.
Dottie Cohen - Owner, Designer