The J. Cotter Gallery is an internationally recognized gallery of contemporary
designer jewelry, featuring designs by leading artists from the United States and Europe.
Opening in 1970 with the premise that jewelry should be considered an art form, I have
established a strong clientele who share my feeling that jewelry is a silent form of
communication which speaks of the wearer’s individual taste.
Perhaps the most important element contributing to J. Cotter Gallery’s success
over the years is the quality of designers whose work is on display. I seek jewelry that has
a strong and mature presence, where the designers have developed their own
vocabulary and the work is distinctive.
Other important elements of the J. Cotter Gallery are the design skills I have
cultivated over the years. I have been an active member in the Vail art community since
opening in 1970, as well as an internationally known creator of unique jewelry and sculpture.
I welcome you to the J. Cotter Gallery's website whether you are a first time visitor or an
old friend. I hope you will appreciate the service and individual attention I am able to
offer along with the selection of jewelry by the leading jewelry artists working in the
Jim Cotterd text.
The Gold and Silversmith of Vail and Beaver Creek
Designed by J. Cotter © 2012