Dennis, Don and Edith Ann Ray
Dennis continues the family’s tradition of creating natural botanical wearable art through a unique copper electroforming technique. Dennis says “My art has been my sole vocation and my passion. Every year, I travel around the world on a mission to collect samples from nature, historic trees, vineyard leaves, noteworthy plant cuttings and return to my studio, where I capture them in copper. Often finished with lush patinas and accent paint, each piece I create is one of a kind just as in nature.”
I’ve been honored to work on special projects with the White House, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the World Wildlife Fund. My work is also featured in Madeleine Albright’s book Read My Pins.
Don and Edith Ann have been participating at the Fair for more than 38 years, and are pleased to be attending with their son and grandchildren this year!