Kerri Shannon is a native Madisonian and resides in McFarland. She attended UW-Madison and graduated with B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy, specializing in Pediatrics. Art has been a life long interest, evolving from pencil and watercolor to jewelry design-metal fabrication. Kerri attended classes in metal smithing fabrication techniques at Madison College. Also, she continues her studies, often taking 2-4 day intensive workshops, with experienced and well respected teachers at Tucson Gem Show, Mesa Center for the Arts, Studio JDS, and Milwaukee Bead and Button Master classes. The design elements in her work are often inspired by nature and architecture. There are elements of design such as: color, texture, pattern, shape, form observed in our surroundings that can be re-interpreted and fabricated using metal, semiprecious gemstones and cabochons. She is also a juried member of Madison Art Guild and 14 South Artists.