As the daughter of an architect, Alice Roche has always felt a connection to design. With a background in art and a master’s of architecture from UC Berkeley, Roche adapted her design sensibility to a smaller scale and began making jewelry in 2005. In 2008, Roche left an architecture career to focus on her jewelry business, Alice Roche Jewelry. Handmade in San Francisco from reclaimed metals and materials manufactured in America, Roche’s jewelry draws inspiration from the complementary worlds of nature and architecture.
Based in San Francisco, Alice Roche has witnessed the progress of the new SFMOMA and was immediately drawn to the textured ebb and flow of the facade. Roche interpreted the light, shadow and dimension of the facade into wearable pieces of silver jewelry, including delicate necklaces and earrings.