Juried Student Exhibition HS

Snake eye

Artist Statement: Hi my name is Logan Johnston I am a 17 year old high schooler in my junior year taking a Metalsmithing 1 course. This is a piece I have made this year that I am very proud of….

Old Memories

Artist Statement:¬†This piece is inspired by older mirrors and picture frames. The stone shows something doesn’t need to be the most colorful or intricate to be beautiful. The jewelry design was inspired by my memories of childhood with my grandparents….

Leading to Happiness

Artist Statement: This piece was inspired by the Native American culture. I chose the Skyband symbol meaning Leading to Happiness. The Native Americans use symbols to tell stories; each symbol represents a unique aspect of life, the human spirit, importance…

Heritage Reborn

Artist Statement: My design is influenced by the ancient Ethiopian Highland and Mauritanian designs of pyramid and rhomboid shapes. As an African American individual I wanted to incorporate my heritage in a post modern way, recreating African symbols within my…

The Rose

Artist Statement: This piece was inspired by the song, The Rose. The beauty of a single rose can represent the hope that lies even in the dead of winter. I created this piece as a symbol of hope. A single…

Nature’s Glitter

Artist Statement: I love nature because it makes me feel at peace. The ethereal quality of nature, which has beginnings and endings, brings peace, and reveals growth in one’s own nature. Materials: Sterling Silver pendant, White Druzy Quartz, Patterned, Formed,…

Dragon Head

Artist Statement: This piece is loosely inspired by the shape of a Dragons head. Dragons are my favorite mythical creature, and I wanted to create a piece that was representative of the beauty I see in them. This was all…

Dichotomy of Nature

Artist Statement: I was influenced by dualities, matter and motion, good and evil, art and science, etc. Combining the hard green onyx with the delicate leaf construction transforming both into an aesthetic of beauty. Materials: sterling silver pendant, green onyx,…

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