Merylyn is a jewelry designer specializing in thematic art jewelry with background in metalsmithing and enameling. Her studio in Coarsegold gives her plenty of room to store all her equipment and still have the atmosphere to be creative in many techniques: cold connection techniques, fusing and soldering; surface texturization with acid etchings, engraving, bezel setting, embossing, repoussé; Basse-taille, champlevé, greisaille and cloisonné enameling.
Merylyn was born and raised into one of the local pioneer families that lived in the Mariposa County area now known as the “Ponderosa Basin”. The youngest of five children, she found herself roaming around a thousand acres, trying to find ways to be entertained by learning to put “stuff” together.
Earning an AA degree from Salinger School of Design in San Francisco, then established her own cottage industry making various items for interior designers; BA cum laude from University of California, Berkeley in 1972; Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Houston in 1974; extensive metalsmithing at Glassell School of Art in Houston, Texas.
She joined Timberline Gallery in 1994, and served as President from 1998 - 2002. During that time she met and married Zygmund John Zee, a computer specialist and graphic artist who continually encourages her to devote time to her jewelry art work.
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