Alice Roche

San Francisco, CA

With a background in art and a Masters of Architecture from UC Berkeley, Alice began making jewelry, adapting her design sensibility to a smaller scale that has captivated her since childhood. As the daughter of an architect, Alice has always sought out a world of construction and design. Coupling her fields of study with her love for making things has been the foundation of her work. She works mostly in silver, translating her sketches through forging, fabrication and casting. She chooses straightforward techniques that reflect the simplicity of the jewelry she is making. The finished product retains a handmade quality, which is inherent to its design. The exploration of architecture and the act of building guides the creation of each piece of her jewelry from start to finish.