Sher Novak uses traditional forming techniques to make jewelry that expresses her fascination with structure and texture. The pieces show the mark of her hammer, forming flat metal sheet into three-dimensional shapes. She is inspired by the natural world, and influenced by her urban life. In any environment, she notices structural relationships: rhythm, repetition, gradation, proportion, and line.
After a career as a pattern maker in the fashion industry, Novak earned a BFA in Jewelry/Metal from the California College of the Arts.