Originally from Germany, Marisa developed a love of art at an early age. After moving to the midwest at an early age, she began taking art classes at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska and eventually graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Art History in 2001 from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Soon after, she began working for Dwaine Ferguson, the owner of Goldsmith Silversmith, and a prominent Omaha jeweler. With Dwaine as an inspiration and mentor, she began designing and handcrafting her own creations.
Marisa’s designs are influenced by the unusual; her jewelry usually finds life after she is inspired by the unconventional, and her work tends to be abnormally large compared to usual standards. She loves the juxtaposition of rough and unfinished combined with brilliant and refined. Her visual appetite includes anything asymmetrical, uncut, and sparkly—very, very sparkly. You can find examples of Marisa’s designs in the Lark Books Publication of ‘500 Wedding Rings’, on the cover of the 2006 Designer Jeweler’s Showcase Magazine, and in the 2015 September-October issue of DSM magazine.
Marisa Adamson currently sells her jewelry at 2AU in West Des Moines, Iowa, Goldsmith Silversmith in Omaha, Nebraska, and online.