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Crush to Form_2

Photopolymerizing crushed gemstones and sterling silver using UV-curing resin is developed through series of experiments as a new metalsmithing technique. This technique is based on Crushed Stone Inlay, in which crushed gemstones are adhered in crevices in metal with an…

Living with Pandemics-Coast

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, face masks have become essential to our daily lives to stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, thousands of disposable masks end up in the environment daily, and they have now become an environmental issue….

Age of Compromise

My personal craft practice is an exploration of self, environment, body adornment, and nostalgia. I rely on jewelry formats as systems to analyze my environment while also searching for a time/place of belonging. The traditional hand skills of decorative arts/crafts…

Venus Dog Tag

Venus Dog Tag combines a small-scale image of the Venus of Willendorf, one of the world’s most recognizable and iconic fertility figures, with a standard dog tag. The jarring contrast between these two forms embodies the dystopian nature of government…

Temporal Resonance #33 & 34

My work explores the idea of control: both in the physical world and within our own consciousness. I am fascinated by the means of control we encounter and the unseen structures and systems that modify our experiential reality. This tension…

Untitled

This is one of the smaller hollowware pieces I make. Some of my work takes an enormous amount of thought to decide what imagery (usually kind of surrealist) to chase into the side of the vessel. Not this one! Just…

Big rock

Jewelry is a way to creatively express the values of both the wearer and the maker. In this piece, the overscaled gemstone might comment on overt displays of wealth, reference hip-hop culture, or simply show an attraction to the beautiful…

Star pod

My work is a celebration of life and a testimony to it’s splendor. Known in the ALCHEMICAL TEXT as the “Splendor Solis” or splendor of the Sun. I am inspired by liquid forms, conception, DNA, pods and gestation. I attempt…

Fruit Ants

This piece is an all around laser etched ants and pierced mother of pearl fruits with sterling silver backings, and 18K yellow gold prongs.

Object of Transition: Devotion #1

Creating work on loss, for well over a decade, has given me a unique perspective on compassion and enduring love. I am using the past work and ideas as a springboard to look deeply at what empathy means and what…

Talisman V.8

Talisman V.8 is part of a series of brooches incorporating a beautiful memory chip, digitally printed aluminum, carved mammoth ivory (extinct), sterling and cubic zirconia. This brooch is 2 x 2.5 inches. Like all of the others in this series,…

Hand Fabricated Carved and Chased Ring

Hand Fabricated, carved and chased 18K yellow gold and platinum ring with diamonds.

Sunlight in Trees Necklace, detail

I am amazed by the complexity and beauty of the natural world. My ongoing series of work is focused on the origins of life on Earth, evolution, and the carbon cycle. As a jeweler and metalsmith, I am fascinated with…

Desert Rose

This cuff bracelet was designed using many of my favorite techniques. The organic textures of the silver were created using a flame. The ruby contrast the silver beautifully and the gold provides the perfect transition. The gray diamond set in…

Lincoln Lincoln Log

“Lincoln Lincoln Log” is a brooch in a series of work that references Lincoln. Given my passion for exploring historical matter to provide commentary, I participated in a year long residency at the University of Illinois Springfield where I researched…

Lavish: Trapiche Emerald Emerald Study II

This body of work is the beginning of a line of research in which I am referencing one of the historic purposes for enamels, to mimic gemstones, while considering the function of jewelry as a symbol of economic status. How…

Autumn Remembrance

My work is about remembering, love and longing, and finding solace through reflections of the past. By preserving memories and the stories they hold, in paper, metal, and enamel I am reconnected to those loved and lost and able to…

Duo Dodecade

Specialising in box making and working mainly in silver, Mary Ann’s practice involves a challenging foray into geometric precision and innovation. Her interest in multifaceted objects began with the study and making of the cube form.

El Beso

This Neck Piece – El Beso – is part of a one of a kind series I made for my solo exhibition “Love” inspired in the best description of a Kiss I’ve ever read in my life by the master…

Small Luna Moth

I work with my son Ethan. You can see us work in our studio on the jewelry episode of Craft in America.  

Kitchen Knife

Random-pattern, pattern-welded steel (A203E & 1095), dyed and stabilized Black Ash burl handle scales, G10 spacers & pins. 6″ cutting edge.

Day Zephyr

From the earliest times humans have decorated themselves with objects hung around their necks. The neck is where the mind and body, head and heart come together. It is in its self a transitional point from the celestial to the…

Fan Crown

My work is rooted in process and inspired by the natural environment. My current work is an exploration of form and technique through an imagined mythology of the ocean. Each piece of jewelry in this series is designed to be…

Coral

Sarcastic Souvenir Spoon: Coral I have made a series of sarcastic souvenir spoons that use image and text to present shameful information concerning natural resources we have allowed to be plundered for shortsighted gains. Old growth Coastal Redwoods and coral…

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