Lois Ann Showalter Blankenship was born in Bucks County in 1958. In the spring of 1980 Lois graduated from Lock Haven University with a major in fine art and comunications. Lois Showalter’s jewelry designs are one of a kind vintage pieces that combine the use of semiprecious stones, vintage beads, found objects, unusual trinkets and mixed metals. Lois and her husband Roy Blankenship live and work in Wilmington, Delaware.

And the poet goes hungry
The artists without a canvas
Only to create is their existence
Only to exist has become the overworked
-Lois A. Showalter