Corkie has been making jewelry since she was in high school, and after graduating from Pratt Institute with a degree in metalsmithing she continued to pursue her craft. She launched her line in 2016 after 14 years of jewelry making. She is a purist at heart and believes in making heirloom quality, handmade products that are an investment. Embracing the spirit of "community over competition," Corkie launched Metalsmith Society in early 2018. It's an instagram community where jewelers can share information, ask questions, and learn. She also teaches jewelry classes at The Steel Yard in Providence, Rhode Island. She is married and a mother of two.