Samantha Nania is originally from Stratford, Connecticut and holds a BFA in Jewelry Design from Pratt Institute. She works with various flooring companies and woodworking shops in order to utilize their wood cutoffs.The biggest supporter of wood supply comes from an incredible company, Harden Furniture. Samantha believes that true sustainability is found through utilizing all materials and the materials' excess. She sees potential in the smallest amounts and always finds use for anything she finds. Samantha wastes no metal, saves all of her scraps and carefully chooses her saw marks before cutting in order to optimize the use of her materials.
Her work is simultaneously organic and geometric. Samantha has a love for inlays and tends to inlay various crushed stones or silver square wire. Her work is sculptural, elegant, and will always create a subtle, yet noticeable statement.
Samantha makes her work in the same cellar that her grandfather spent all of his free time. His workspace was filled with any tool, bolt, nail, or screw imaginable. She’s continued her grandfather’s tradition by creating her own woodshop and jewelry studio space in the same space he once used.