Patricia is an alumna of Pratt Institute and founder of Patricia Madeja Studio Jewelry. She designs and produces limited edition collections and unique pieces in sterling, 14 and 18k gold with gemstones and pearls. Her elegantly playful designs are inspired by geometric forms, kinetics, and architecture. Madeja is the recipient of numerous industry awards and exhibits her work in galleries, museums and fine craft shows around the world. Her career as an educator began at Pratt Institute in 1998. She was appointed Program Coordinator in 2005 and has been instrumental in crafting a jewelry program that provides future jewelers with a grounding in theory, studio and professional practice.