​​​​The Border Artists                                                                                                           
Twenty artists working in the Southwest, sharing and growing their creative community 

I received a BA in Art from Indiana University where I studied jewelry design and silversmithing under Alma Eikerman and Helen Shirk. More recently I took classes at the Glassell School of Art in Houston,Texas under Sandy Zilker and Jan Harrell. My work is made by using the techniques of piercing, sawing, construction, forming, enameling and etching. 

I'm fascinated by archaeology and nature and have studied the ancient cultures of  the world and my art has these things as it's inspiration. Native American petroglyphs and pictographs caught my interest when I participated in a field trip in 1986 to sites in Utah. Since then, I have continued to research, record and photograph other rock art sites in Utah as well as Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. I have also visited sites in Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Baja in Mexico.

"My work is inspired by actual images made by ancient peoples. Looking for petroglyphs and pictographs is an adventure. I'm inspired by these magical images. I feel like the ancient artists are trying to communicate with us. I try to make each piece a spiritual creation as well as an artistic one."

Margaret Berrier 

Artist's Statement