Martha Wetter, the creator of Sawhorse Jewelry Designs, has loved horses since she can remember. Growing up in Chicago, she started riding on a sawhorse she found in a neighbor’s garage, with a blanket for a saddle and a jump rope for a bridle. When she and her husband moved to Kentucky to attend school, Martha took the opportunity to acquire a real, live horse of her own. Martha now lives on a farm in Woodford County, KY with her husband and nine horses. By day she works as a clinical psychologist and after hours she rides horses and makes jewelry that attempts to express her feelings about horses. She named her business Sawhorse Jewelry Designs in honor of her very first riding experience.
Martha Wetter is a member of the Kentucky Crafted program. Acceptance into the program is based on artistic excellence in design and technique, originality, and marketability, as judged by an independent panel of craft industry professionals.
In the Summer 2012 issue of Arts Across Kentucky, Martha was named one of Kentucky’s finest jewelry artisans.