Jordan Scott

Jordan Patrice Scott is a metalsmith located in North Texas who specializes in silver and copper jewelry. Scott completed her BFA in 2015 from Oklahoma State University, focusing on jewelry and sculpture. Scott is currently a graduate student at the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design studying Metalsmithing & Jewelry, where she also teaches Beginning Jewelry and Beginning Metalsmithing. Scott received a Juror’s Choice award in the 2022 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition, and Honorable Mention in Flourish, 2022 at the d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA. You can also view Scott’s work in Paper Alchemy, a traveling exhibition curated by James Thurman.

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Regalia of the Reef

Date of Creation: May 12, 2023

List of Materials: copper, vitreous enamel, cubic zirconia, silver leaf

Dimensions: 1.2 x 10 x 9.5 inches

Photographer's Name: Jordan Scott

Conceptual Statement: I chose to place Regalia of the Reef in the context in which I imagined it would be worn, which is underwater. This necklace is inspired by the creatures found in coral reefs, so to represent that I chose shallow water with dancing sunlight as the setting. I incorporated sand, rocks, and plants to suggest that the piece was found near a shallow reef, almost like (un)buried treasure. Given that the piece belongs underwater, it is appropriate that it is not corroded or damaged but has remained in pristine condition in the ocean. This necklace is part of a series of jewelry made for mythical underwater rulers who care for and govern their region of the ocean. Regalia of the Reef is one of the pieces made for the ruler of coral reefs. My goal in this series is to draw from the diversity and beauty of the ocean’s environments to design jewelry that will inspire wonder and appreciation for the ocean in others.

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