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Ruby Slice, Diamond, and Gold Hexagon Earrings

I produce fine contemporary jewelry and other metal designs primarily in the precious metals of gold, silver, palladium, and platinum. These are often further defined with the addition of texturing, gemstones and other unique lapidary, or resin inlay. “Clean. Crisp….

Wary Welcome: A Reliquary for the Doorbell

This piece questions what goes through the mind of an individual when the doorbell rings. For some, the idea of an in-person visitor may incite anticipation and excitement to see who is at the door, for others, it may induce…

Stone Brooch

Through optically rich material manipulations Claire Webb fabricates objects of wonder and inquiry that examine knowledge, perception, discovery, and acquisition as components of the most fundamental human drives and desires. These materials, whether in their natural state, or engineered into…

Reliquary for a Decaying Society

This piece was a evolution of technique and narrative. The vessel represents societal constraints and structures while the decaying flower reveals the decorous environment of the vessel. The leaf (removable brooch) represents our ability to step away from these strictures…

Worth Its Weight (2, 3, 5)

Using the material language of luggage/baggage/bag, this work explores resources, conveyance, and value. When water is plentiful and accessible, little attention is paid to this vital resource; it is taken for granted, squandered, lost in transit. When it is scarce,…

Golden Mirror Brooch

The female experience is a reoccurring theme in my work. I am informed by everyday interactions and observations of gender-based expectations or generalizations. Within advertisements, popular culture, and the media; similar colors, patterns, shapes, skills, and pastimes intended for women…

Large White Perforated Lotus

I began making these Lotus pin/pendants from plain plastic buttons, purchased at a fabric store. The plastic was easy to carve with burs and finished well. Each button had two small holes at the center for sewing to a garment…

Where the Heart Is

Our notions regarding Home tend toward the nostalgic. ‘Be it ever so humble…’ ‘Home Sweet Home.’ I selected ‘Where the Heart Is.’ The piece of aluminum that I received for this exhibition arrived with a burned torch cut hole in…

Hypersonic

Hypersonic is a work created from copper, powdercoat, and acrylic rod that references current global topics.

The Cyclades Revisited

Some of the first pieces we studied in Art History (1971) were the Cycladic sculptures from islands in the Aegean Sea, created between 3300 to 1100 BCE. I’ve always been intrigued by those faces with nothing more than a nose-like…

Gleaming in the Night

In the forest, at night, all the foliage is indistinct.  Layers are there, but difficult to distinguish.  At the same time, some elements gleam in the dark.

Roundmaille Transitions Necklace

I use simple hand tools to craft each piece of jewelry, one link at a time. The Roundmaille Transitions Necklace is woven from gold-filled and blackened titanium jump rings. One color dark, one bright. One metal heavy, one light. Both…

Pierced and Fabricated Sterling Silver and Coral Cuff

“If you think it through you could set a potato chip.” These words from a wise faculty in a grad stone setting studio resonate every time I set an unconventional object into a piece of jewelry. Odd the random things…

Connecting Ink

My work engages human nature’s desire to connect. Through making, I explore how objects act as intermediaries between people. This work reflects on the delicate balance and navigation that happens when we intertwine our lives with others. Inspired by relationships…

Bird Without Feathers

“Birds Without Feathers” pendant is created on a cold rolled steel base, with blue and purple hues from heat patina and metallic accents from fused fine silver and placer gold. Copper electroformed butterfly wings and a copper bird skull are…

Flower Power

This body of work represents a nod to tradition in pattern and shape while also reflecting a modern voice by way of material investigation and use. Harking back to hand made quilts and doilies, Angela Caldwell gives honor to the…

Carry On: Staycation

Is a staycation really a vacation?

Extinction Vessel #9: Genocide

I am an artist who has been working in metal and enamel and writing haiku poetry for over forty years. I have created vessels, which reflect themes, colors, textures and the beauty, severity, and mystery of the natural world. My…

One Day You’ll See

This body of work investigates the human use of sight to understand our interpersonal relationships with one another. Drawing from historical and contemporary use of the lens to amplify and distort our sight as a way to speak about our…

Gravity

Gravity is a site specific installation that uses traditional blacksmithing techniques to create seemingly dropping and melting steel “organisms.” These creatures come from dark portals fixed on the walls and emerge from pedestal-like boxes; shelves and platforms stretch out to…

Bolo Tie

My new series of works is inspired by Medieval reliquaries, containers that hold the relic of a saint. I am interested in the ways we venerate the dead and living, and within my work, the American cockroach serves as our…

Cascading Leaf Globe

My lighting journey began with a simple question, “can I make my cuffs into light shades?” From that success I started looking through my sketch book of jewelry designs for more inspiration and found a recurring motif, the leaf. My…

Father Sky & Mother Earth

The ring I’m submitting was born out of my birth stone, which is Amethyst. It was hand carved numerous years ago, and I decided to create a piece using sterling silver and 14KYG. All my work is One-of-a-Kind, as all…

Tanzania

A 2.91 ct blue violet natural round cut tanzanite which is bezel set and surrounded by 22k gold and silver granules onto a pendant. All handmade. A trip I took to South Africa right before the pandemic started is where…

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