Tana Acton

Santa Fe, NM

Tana Acton has lived a life focused on creative and artistic expression.

She was born in Birmingham, Michigan to Cranbrook Art School parents and schooled at home through-out the U.S. and abroad. After studying silversmithing in Haystack’s high school program with Glenda Arentzen she studied with Rico Tomaso. Later, Tana earned her BFA in painting from Antioch College and completed the Parsons School of Design Fashion Design program.

Both an artist and entrepreneur, she started with craft fairs at the age of 16. Tana then progressed to graphic art, dance, choreography, painting and eventually fashion design for some of New York’s leading knitwear and house-ware companies.

Though her unique perspective as a designer/choreographer she combines air, movement and light to create pieces that are at once delicate and yet solid. Tana’s jewelry line is contemporary, lightweight, affordable, and can be worn casually or dressed up. Her work is featured in fine craft galleries, museum stores, and boutiques throughout the U.S.