Ellerie Nagy

www.nucleuspdx.com (coming soon)

Description of your work: The inspiration of NucleusPDX’s jewelry stems from zoology, biology, botany, and astrology. Basically like a sparkly crash course through a natural history museum. Silhouettes of animals, skulls, and celestial images are transformed into sassy bold bling. All pieces are hand made from bronze, silver, or 14 K gold fill wire.
Ellerie Nagy is the brains and brawn behind NucleusPDX. She has been a part time jeweler for the last ten years and has taught classes in jewelry casting and smithing. Currently she is using her metal smithing skills to pay med school bills. Ellerie is studying to be Naturopathic Doctor at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland Oregon. Before studying medicine, she studied biomedical engineering and art at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She enjoys flexing and stretching both her creative and technical mind.


Joëlle Jones


Joëlle Jones is a comic book artist. You may have seen her original Oni Press graphic novel 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, produced in collaboration with writer Jamie S. Rich. Their second team effort, the hardboiled crime graphic novel You Have Killed Me, was published by Oni in July 2009. Joëlle has also contributed to Sexy ChixShojo BeatFables, Popgun, Portland Noir, Madman Atomic Comics #16, the Dr. Horrible comic written by Zack Whedon, two issues of Madame Xanadu with Matt Wagner, and other comic book publications. She was the illustrator on the Minx/DC graphic novel Token, written by Alisa Kwitney and released in October of 2008, and is currently illustrating two full-length Young Adult comics for various publishers. Most recently, she co-created Spell Checkers with Jamie S. Rich and Nicolas Hitori de (Oni Press), and drew the Iron Man story in Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man #150, written by Brian Michael Bendis.

Allie Bentley

Sterling silver and copper electroformed textural jewelry pieces as well as traditionally fabricated sterling silver and red brass sheet metal jewelry.  My jewelry ranges from both delicate and subtle beauty to dramatic impact pieces as well as bracelets for woman and men!

Allie B. is a metalsmith, an artist, and a jeweler. She has always been attracted to unique and non-traditional jewelry.  Her art career begane years ago in Philadelphia, PA at Marion County Art Center.  Striving for new challenges she moved to the west coast to attend full time at the Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC).  Becoming engulfed in metalsmithing she took delight with what an essential tool her body has become.  She has learned to raise, form, fabricate metal, spin metal on a wood lathe, and most passionatly since she’s been out of artschool, the process of electroforming .  Allie graduated from OCAC in the spring of ’09 with a Bachelors Degree of Fine Art and continues to make and show art in her co-oporative studio and gallery StuStuStudio at 1627 NE Alberta Street, NE Portland, OR.  Most recently Allie has taken a position at Mt. Hood Community College as their Metals Studio Manager.  A perfect part-time job for a metalsmith!

Edward Juan


Cards, postcards, zines, and art prints

Edward was born in Taiwan and raised in Toronto, Canada.  Currently he works and resides in Portland, Oregon as a conceptual artist for a film production studio.

Jeni Lee


whimsical mixed media paintings, prints and handmade ornaments

Artist J. Trinity Lee uses many earth friendly elements in her nature and folklore inspired artworks. Her mixed media paintings often include sustainable decorative papers, handmade patterns, vintage wallpapers and sheet music of old folk songs. Her eclectic designs can be found in retail home decor collections including Target.  Jeni works daily out of her backyard art studio in SE Portland.




 Heidi Marie Sowa


Heidi creates functional ceramic vessels intended for everyday use.  Items are hand-thrown and altered, made with loving care in Portland, Oregon.

Heidi Sowa graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University in 2006.  She received a BFA, with a focus in ceramics and a minor in art history.  In 2005, she studied traditional ceramic techniques in Jingdezhen, China.  She is a recipient of scholarships for the Chautauqua School of Visual Arts and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.  Influenced and intrigued by many realms of the applied arts, Sowa focuses on fine-tuning her intricately detailed artwork in ceramics, glass, and fibers. Sowa currently resides in Portland, OR, where she shares a communal studio at Radius, located in Portland’s Historical Industrial District. Sowa is currently working as a costume fabricator at Laika Entertainment, while continuing her personal art.  I am fascinated by the applied arts; art as utilitarian, utility as beauty.