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About Teresa Cetto


my designs~ The inspiration for my designs comes from a fascination with, and detailed observation of the shapes, patterns and gestures of all living creatures and vegetation. I revel in capturing the tilt of a mermaid’s head as she turns her face to the sun or the twisting character of a grape vine tendril.

Fossils , sea glass, beach stones are as valuable a source of color and expression in the pieces as are amethyst, lapis lazuli, turquoise, ruby, sapphire and all the other traditional precious rocks and minerals. All my designs are fabricated in my studio.

I prefer to work with silver and gold. Any design can be created in 18 Kt or 14 Kt gold, sterling silver or the newest material-- Argentium sterling silver which is a new easy care, tarnish-resistant silver.

my work~ I am showing my work in Wellfleet, Orleans, Chatham and Osterville. I have participated in the SCCC and Artisans' Guild Fairs since 1986! See the Calendar for complete details. I continue to teach the only year-round class of Silversmithing on Cape Cod at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham. I joined the Artists Gallery at 593 Main St. in Dennis Village on March 1, 2006 and enjoyed a successful and delightful season as a member of this cooperative organization. The Gallery suffered a devastating fire on November 8, 2006 which left the building condemned. I am currently one of 16 local artists at the Coastal Craft Gallery, an amazing one-of-a-kind cooperative gallery in the Center of Orleans. One of us is always there to show you around and answer your questions.

Every other year, I visit the Cays off the coast of Abaco, Bahamas where they are supportive of my work and I participate in fund raisers for the Island Roots Heritage Festival held on Green Turtle Cay.

A Bahama Ministry of Tourism offical chooses a piece of wearable art from Teresa. (left, A Bahama Ministry of Tourism offical chooses a piece of wearable art from me.
right, Photo from 2005 IRHF Fundraiser with Karen McIntosh, Chairman.)
Photo from 2005 IRHF Fundraiser with Karen McIntosh, Chairman.

associations~ Member, Society of Cape Cod Craftsmen since 1986. Member Artisans Guild of Cape Cod since 1986.
education and experience ~ Bachelor of Science degree in Biology , Florida State University, 1976. Freelance Scientific Illustrator 1975-1986. Scientific Illustrator and Exhibit Designer for Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 1977-1986. Apprentice with Melanie Kline, Sail On Silver Girl, Eastham, MA, 1983-1986.
teaching ~ Silversmithing Instructor, Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA 1988- present.


locations to see and purchase my work:

Coastal Craft Gallery - Main Street Square behind Mahoney's Restaurant, Orleans, MA.02653. Phone 508-255-0220.

The Jewelry Studio - 15B Bank Street, Wellfleet, MA, 02667. phone 508-394-2284

The Jagged Edge - 1198 Route 28 (Hearth and Kettle Plaza), South Yarmouth, MA. 02664. Phone 774-212-4519.

PO Box 673    South Dennis, MA 02660    Phone 508-760-6927