Tia Salmela Keobounpheng is a designer/maker and artist living and working in North Minneapolis. She is heavily influenced by her Finnish heritage, modern design, and handcraft. Growing up with an architect father created a lens through which she viewed the world around her. Her laser-cut jewelry has been sold in museum and design shops across the country over the last ten years. Tia is a 2017 MN State Arts Board Grantee and is actively expanding her skill set to work in metal to create jewelry and an expanded body of work. See more of her work at www.silvercocoon.com.