Seth Carlson

My jewelry and sculpture career began in my father’s stained glass studio, where I fashioned jewelry and art pieces from scraps of discarded glass. It was also during this period of time that I began to experiment with metalsmithing.
After attending the Savannah College of Art and Design’s BFA program in metals and jewelry I was employed as a silversmithing instructor, a bench jeweler, and studio goldsmith, while building my brand Seth Michael Studio. Additionally, I earned a graduate degree in art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I researched and wrote about the therapeutic benefits of metalsmithing. I believe that being a craftsperson and being altruistic are synonymous, and giving back to community is an essential part of mastering a craft.
I live with my wife, Rosa, and our four cats outside of Philadelphia, PA.

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Leaf Insect Pendant and Brooch

Date of Creation: June 20, 2020

List of Materials: 18k Gold, White Diamonds

Dimensions: 2.8 X 1.9 X 0.5 Inches

Photographer's Name: Cole Roger

Model's Name: N/A

Other Contributors: N/A

Conceptual Statement: The leaf insect has amazing camouflage that varies depending on its environment. The leaf insect brooch and pendant in this image is made with 18k gold and diamonds and is wrestling with whether to take a chance and live its life in the open or remain inconspicuous and try to blend into its surroundings.

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Safe Harbor

Date of Creation: 29/04/2023

List of Materials: 18k yellow gold, beryl, found bird nest, flowers

Dimensions: 2.3 X 1.2 X 0.9 inches

Photographer's Name: Cole Roger

Model's Name: Viviprici Emodi

Other Contributors: Charlie Vaughn - Stylist

Conceptual Statement: The Woodland Goddess provides shelter to creatures great and small. The Elf Owl is one of the smallest species of Owl in North America and has found temporary respite with the Woodland Goddess after deforestation, and climate change has destroyed its home. The Woodland Goddess can provide sanctuary to displaced creatures, however, it is the responsibility of humans to be accountable for their actions.

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