I design and craft sterling silver jewelry and accessories including bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, and shawl & hair pins. Created by manipulating metal sheet and wire from raw form. Techniques include cutting, shaping, hammering, soldering, rolling, stamping, and bezeling. Inspired by nature, such as flowers, leaves and textures, as well as shapes and patterns found in architecture and textiles, my designs are composed of clean, crisp shapes and smooth flowing lines, integrating a variety of metals, Maine beach stones & seaglass, gemstones, and beads.
Simple, sleek, and organic.
Cullen is a mother of two - a son, Evan, 19, and a daughter, Casey, 16. She and Matt, her husband of 21 years, reside in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Cullen is a graduate of Cushing Academy in Massachusetts where she was introduced to metalsmithing through a course taught by master silversmith, Bob Johnson, and was instantly enthralled. She then went on to graduate with a BA from the University of Southern Maine with a concentration in photography while also studying metalsmithing at Maine College of Art (then Portland School of Art).
For several years following college she held employment positions in banking, bookkeeping, & office management as well as layout distribution & record keeping for a photography studio . Later, she managed a self-employed consultant position that enabled her to be a stay-at-home mom while her children were young.
In 2010, Cullen reignited her passion for metalsmithing and photography, which were pushed aside when raising a family took priority. She is now taking on her love for metalsmithing as a full-time career.
Cullen’s work can be found at Lisa-Marie's Made In Maine in Portland & Bath, ME, Nine Stones in Ptld, ME, One Lupin in Bangor, ME, Archipelago in Rockland, ME, The Nest in Brunswick, ME, Found in Kennebunk, ME, Yo Mamma's in Belfast, ME, Suger in Biddeford, ME, CIA Cafe in South Portland, ME, Willis' Rock Shop in Bar Harbor, ME, Sheepscot River Pottery in Edgecomb, ME, Williamsburg General Store in Williamsburg, MA, Whimsical ME in Saco, ME, Southport General Store in Southport, ME, and Fox + Doe in Cape Elizabeth, ME. She participates in artisan shows in addition to selling her work online.
Cullen is a member of Maine Made America's Best and The Society of East End Arts.