How do you say it?
The name is combination of two Irish words, inis and sona, which translate to mean “happy island.”
What is it?
Ceramic jewelry handmade in the U.S.A.
Every piece is carefully crafted by hand and then fired in a kiln 2-3 times each. These kilns are fired at temperatures of up to 1300 degrees celsius (2400 F.) and each firing can last anywhere from 1-3 days. Therefore, from start to finish, it can take up to two weeks to complete one piece of jewelry.
Who is the artist?
Tanya Anne Long is the artist and designer behind inisona. She received her MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art and her BFA from Pratt Institute. She has spent the last decade honing her craft around the world at ceramic studios in South Korea, Denmark, the Netherlands and Hungary. Although her primary practice resides within the world of fine art and sculpture, jewelry making has always had a place within this. Each piece of jewelry is created with the same amount of care, and utilizes the same materials, as her sculptural work. Her hope is to create tiny wearable works of art at a price that is attainable for a greater range of people. You can view her sculptural work here and see for yourself how it relates to the items in the inisona jewelry line.