Don and Edith Ann Ray


I create natural botanical wearable art through a unique copper electroforming technique, a method I originally developed as a high school science project and have since continually enhanced. 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.

Waterford Landmark Seal

Waterford Landmark Artisan

Dennis Ray