Cheryl Swartz is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, with a B.S. Degree in Art Education. There she studied metals/jewelry under Harold Hasselschwert. She has taken further studies in metals at the Toldeo Museum of Art, University of Southern Colorado, and Riverbend Art Center in Dayton, Ohio.
She has taught art in the public schools and at a girls' career college. She has also taught metals at Edison Community College, in Ohio, and chain-making workshops at Riverbend Art Center in Dayton, Ohio, and at Colorado Center for Metal Arts in Pueblo, Colorado.
She has exhibited and sold her work at fine art shows around the country, where she received numerous awards for design and craftsmanship. She currently sells her work in galleries and at her own studio in Westcliffe, Colorado.
Her pieces are often designed around unusual gemstones, and often feature her handmade Roman Chains and mesh. She likes using gold and silver together to create patterns by way of fusing and KumBoo.
Cheryl's artistic goal is to combine ancient techniques with her own contemporary concepts, into an elegant piece with a look of timeless beauty.
Since moving to Colorado in 2015, her newer work reflects themes drawn from the inspiration of local beauty, including landscapes and Dark Skies.