Meet the Artisan

Rose Kordzikowski

Artist 

Cumberland Valley Connection: Originally from New Jersey, now residing in Shippensburg.

Schooling: Formal training as a bench jeweler

A little about Rose: While raising my 4 daughters as a stay-at-home mom, it was uncovered that I had a rare genetic disorder—Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome—which causes spontaneous joint and organ dislocations. Despite the complications this disorder affords me, I’m extra grateful for my children. My daughters represent God’s love towards me, and the talents of creativity He wishes to express through me; they are living proof of the beautiful grace of our Father and one reason I continue to express myself through the creation of jewelry and other works of art.

Favorite Season: My favorite season is Spring because it is a reminder of what Christ did and continues to do for me daily!