As the niece of Ohio artist Virginia Krause Hess, an acclaimed US Air Force illustrator during World War II, a painter and sculptor, Jane Krause comes by her artistic talents naturally. With a degree in fine arts and after a long successful career as a meeting planner, she realized a creative outlet had been missing in her life. Initially repurposing what she found in an old jewelry box, resulting in new pieces would be worn again, Jane found that silversmithing was where her real interest lay. She now creates unique and stylish wearable art from silver that are beautiful and unique. An avid competitive pool player, Jane also enjoys painting, crochet, hiking with her dog, cooking for friends and a great glass of nice wine.