Taboo Studio was established in the Gaslamp district in downtown San Diego in 1988 and is owned and managed by jewelers Jane Groover and Joanna Rhoades.

Taboo Studio began as a gallery to display and sell original jewelry created by contemporary jewelers and metalsmiths. West Lewis Street in Mission Hills has been our current location for almost two decades, and today we represent over 75 artists who are locally, nationally, and internationally recognized. 

Each of the artists is known for his or her distinct style and use of materials. All work is handmade and is one of a kind, or of limited production. Collectors frequent Taboo Studio in search of new works by their favorite artists.

Taboo Studio also designs and creates custom jewelry for clients utilizing their stones, or gems from the gallery’s collection.

The gallery hosts four major exhibits per year and is available for group receptions, tours, and artist presentations. 

Address
1615 1/2 West Lewis St, San Diego, California 92103

Contact  
taboostudio@sbcglobal.net

Website
www.taboostudio.net

Find out more about Taboo Studio's Jane Groover Maydahl by reading their 2015 interview on AJF.

Taboo Studio, San Diego, California
Taboo Studio, San Diego, California
Taboo Studio, San Diego, California
Photo courtesy of Taboo Studio
Taboo Studio, San Diego, California
Photo courtesy of Taboo Studio
Taboo Studio, San Diego, California
Photo courtesy of Taboo Studio
Taboo Studio, San Diego, California
Taboo Studio, San Diego, California
Taboo Studio, San Diego, California
Taboo Studio, San Diego, California

Object Feature

Ramon Puig Cuyás, IMAGO MUNDI no. 1210
Helen Shirk, Neckpiece 3
Sydney Lynch, Green Twig Cuff
Sydney Lynch, Green Twig Cuff
Arline Fisch, Silver Angel, 2008, pendant on gold-leafed panel, sterling silver, fine silver, 18-karat bimetal, Angel 127 x 184 mm, photo: Will Gullette
Arline Fisch, Silver Angel