The Designer


Dell C. Fox was born in New York City. She spent the first eighteen years of her life with her parents Joseph and Louisa, and her sister and brother Lee and Henry. Dell's family home was located in a beautiful, and country-like section of the city that was overlooking the Hudson River. Dell's earliest curiosities involved a love of animals and nature. 

Dell attended William Woods College in Fulton Missouri, and graduated with a degree in art religion and French. Dell's first formal exposure to jewelry making came as a consequence of a challenge from George Tutt the head of the art department. All of her earliest jewelry designs were reflections of her close observations of nature, ie. plumeria flowers, oak leaves, bamboo, camels, streams of moonlight and raindrops.

During the summer of 1978 Dell moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her trip out west proved to be providential as while living there she had the opportunity to experience the profound mystery and beauty of the American southwest's flora, fauna, native animals, and native culture. Providence continued to be her benefactor when shortly after moving to Santa Fe, Dell was given the opportunity to work, and study under Ross Lew Allen. Additional influences on her development as a jeweler were her studies at the GIA.


Dell Fox's summer idyll in New Mexico has now become a residency. In 1997 the birth of her daughter Zascha sparked an entirely new level of delight and creativity. Although based in Santa Fe, Dell satisfies her wanderlust and voracious curiosity about diverse peoples and cultures by traveling the world with her daughter. In recent years Bali, Indonesia and the nearby countries of South East Asia are the focus of their travels. Dell has been profoundly moved and inspired by the grace, beauty, and peaceful nature of the Balinese people.

The insatiable desire to create, express, and be imbued with beauty is the driving force behind the mystery of Dell Carrere Fox's art and craft. As a great granddaughter of the American architect John Carrere, Dell feels that she has a noble family legacy to live in to, and a spiritual obligation to fulfill.

She is a true daughter of Aphrodite, and carries her obligations to the temple with great joy.


There is some kiss we want with
our whole lives, the touch of

spirit on the body. Seawater
begs the pearl to break its shell.

And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild darling! At

night, I open the window and ask
the moon to come and press its

face against mine. Breathe into
me. Close the language-door and

open the love-window. The moon
won’t use the door, only the window.
— Rumi