Cheri Schloerke, Jewelry

Cheri holds a MA in fine arts from Iowa State University and taught art in the Gilbert schools for over 30 years. Now retired, she has more time for creativity in her Ames-based studio.

Cheri inherited the bench-work tools of her mother, a pioneer among women in the jewelry-making field. Cheri also inherited her mother’s “less is more” philosophy and keeps her work classic.