bio

Chloe Darke is from Groveland, Massachusetts, where she received great support from her family, teachers, and peers to pursue her interest in art. Chloe received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors in Metalsmithing & Jewelry from Maine College of Art in May 2011. Shortly after graduation, she attended "The Metal Tea Infuser," a workshop taught by Tom Muir, at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. This incredible experience reinforced her passion for craft and determination to make metalsmithing her career. Chloe was employed as a silversmith at Old Newbury Crafters in Amesbury, Massachusetts from October 2011 to August 2016. She and her coworkers are featured in an episode of the PBS television series Craft in America entitled "Forge." She is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Metals as a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work is currently on display in the Enamelist Society's 2017-2018 traveling exhibition "Alchemy4" and will be in the upcoming Southern Illinois Metalsmiths Society "Forge, Form, Fabricate" and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts "Nature and Neon" exhibitions. In her spare time, Chloe enjoys reading, writing, singing, and dance, all of which feed her desire to create art.