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Tana Acton has lived a life focused on creative and artistic expression. She was born in Birmingham, Michigan to Cranbrook Art School parents and schooled at home, throughout the U.S., and abroad. In Florence, Italy, she studied with Tomaso after studying silversmithing in Haystack’s high school program with Glenda Arentzen. Later, Tana earned an Antioch College BFA in painting and completed the Parsons School of Design Fashion Design program.
Both as an artist and entrepreneur, she started with craft fairs at the age of sixteen. Tana then progressed to graphic artist, dance, choreography, painting, and eventually fashion design for some of New York’s leading knitwear and house-ware companies.
Through her unique perspective as designer/choreographer, she combines air, movement, and light to create pieces that are at once delicate and yet solid. Tana’s jewelry line is contemporary, lightweight, affordable, and can be worn casually or dressed up. Her work is featured in fine craft galleries, museum stores, and boutiques throughout the U.S.