Gini Rollins

Gini was the first executive director of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths from 1999- 2005, before leaving to work for the Pinellas County School board as a guidance counselor. Gini Rollins began working in metal and making jewelry in 1994, after spending 25 years as a fiber artist. As a result of her work with fiber media, she found textures particularly intriguing. Her forms were simple with rich surface textures. She was a popular jeweler among the members of FSG and was in charge of many workshops at the Wildacres Retreat and the Arts Center. Gini was a working machine and over the years distinguished herself in the arts community. On behalf of FSG she co-hosted/coordinated the SNAG Conference in downtown St. Petersburg. She worked tirelessly creating magnificent jewelry for galleries, exhibits, and clients.