Emmett is Polly and Jack's older son, serving an informal apprenticeship as a goldsmith. He works most afternoons at the bench where he builds the Polly Hoops and a variety of other products as well as doing your repairs and acting as our primary laser welding technician. He's been at the store since 2016, but he started learning to do metal work and sculpture when he was a kid. Emmett is an accomplished musician and frequently performs locally.
Polly graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in light metals. While she was there enameling and glass blowing were passions of hers. Polly came straight to Maine and has been with us since 1984 in different capacities, including goldsmithing, design, display, and a stint on the road as our sales representative.She took one break to earn a GG in residence from the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica and another to intern with Rupenthal in Paris. Polly is a lifelong painter, sculptor, and gardener.
Jack received an AB and MA in mathematics from Clark University and learned about metal work from hanging around his father's machine shop, reading books, and a few workshops and courses at Worcester Craft Center, where he also taught metalsmithing and business practices for craftspeople. He is one of the founders of Circle Round the Moon, and has been in charge of the checkbook since 1974. He answers the e-mail and codes these web pages in addition to his duties at the bench, microscope, and counter.