It all begins with a daily journey through an old maritime forest to the beach on Cumberland Island. Something glistens, uncovered by the tide, awaiting to be transformed into timeless jewelry or decor. This is the routine and living legacy of designer Janet “Gogo” Ferguson. She grew up on Cumberland, the southernmost barrier island in Georgia. It has been home to the Carnegie family for 7 generations.
Island matriarchs Lucy Carnegie and granddaughter Lucy Ferguson instilled their wisdom and passion for the natural beauty of the island in generations to follow. Growing up on Cumberland has gifted Gogo the insatiable sense of wonder and respect for her surroundings; a legacy that is a constant in her transformations of the natural world into her designs. Using the Hand Forging method and the Lost Wax Casting technique, every intricate detail of the natural form is retained. Holding a work by Gogo in your hands feels like you are truly intertwined with the spirit of the plant or creature that inspired it.
We discovered Gogo's designs on a trip to magical Cumberland Island and instantly fell in love with everything she creates, especially her home items like candle holders that look like flower petals and ocean creatures and oyster shell serving spoons. We love bringing the natural world into our rooms and Gogo does it beautifully.