Noa Walson has worked in metal for more than 25 years. From the first piece she fabricated, she realized that she had a gift and passion for metalsmithing.
Noa graduated from Pitzer College with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Fine Arts in 1996 after completing a foreign exchange in Italy.
After College, she spent many years studying as an apprentice under various metalsmiths and jewelry designers in San Francisco. After her apprenticeships, Noa spent over 3 years travelling throughout Europe, Mexico, and Central America.
After her travels, Noa accepted a teaching position at the Cultural Arts Center in Columbus, Ohio. With more that 60 students per session, she taught various techniques of metalsmithing.
Noa then refined her skills working for an incredible goldsmith while studying Gemology and graduated as a Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) from The Gemological Institute of America.
Noa finds Holbox the ideal place to live and is inspired daily by the natural beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula. Her designs are as simple and beautiful as the daily life and landscape of Holbox.
The majority of the designs in the marine collection are direct reproductions of the marine life found on the beaches of Holbox throughout the year, made into molds and then cast in 18K yellow and 14K white gold using the lost wax casting technique.
When Noa is not in her workshop, you can find her with her two young boys, fishing with her awesome husband, or walking the beach looking for the next treasure to become part of a new collection.