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Fine and sterling silver scent bottle with quartz top

This is an amphora shaped essential oil or perfume vessel.

Silver Muscle Pendant

This piece is sterling silver pendant with an embedded garnet. It was made from a mold of a muscle shell, make in wax, and then cast in metal.

Tribute

Presenting a stunning necklace that draws its inspiration from the captivating allure of African ethnic culture. The necklace features gracefully carved colored wooden horns, beautifully polished with beeswax for an authentic touch. At the center of the necklace, a glass…

ruby between the raindrops

Ruby between the raindrops is a series I have been working on that playfully conveys a private message within a magical talisman to cheer on the wearer.

Waves

From the sea, the reflection of the sun in the waves looks like small glitters that change color. This piece seeks to transform these sea waves in constant movement into a visual and tactile experience.

Overweighted Suitcase

The concept behind this piece is rooted in the deep longing that many immigrants feel for the freedom to live life on their own terms. The suitcase shape represents the journey they individually embark upon, leaving behind familiar surroundings and…

Untitled Bracelet

This bracelet was constructed from brass rods then electroplated in copper.

Moving Target

Throughout all of human history, there has been a fascination with the idea of self. Whether it is crudely rendered with pigment and animal fat smeared on a cave wall or snapped on a phone and augmented with the latest…

Concrete and Resin Pendant

I work primarily with bronze and sterling silver but I enjoy experimenting with other materials. This piece represents the style of my cast bronze and fabricated silver collection but is cast in concrete and resin. I developed this style in…

Waterpot

Jim Cotter handcrafts each piece of work, from start to finish, in his Minturn, Colorado studio. Specializing in the lost wax casting process his designs are full of movement, fluidity, and texture.  Jim is known as a maverick and pioneer…

Resiliance

My work is the manifestation of the sacrifices and resilience of my ancestors. The symbolism and iconography represented is a visual iteration of their genetic, cultural, and spiritual kinship that has a common foundation in the land, animals, and resources…

Growth and Leaves

This piece was made by reusing hand-cut leaves with chasing detail from another project to frame a bezel-set ocean jasper cabochon. It is a favorite of mine because after a period of immense growth as a metalsmith, I relaxed and…

The Resilient Ginkgo

These earrings were featured in New York City Jewelry Week in November, 2022 in the SNAG Gallery in Industrial City, Queens, NY. They feature ginkgo leaves patterned on leaves found in Wellsville, NY. Ginkgo trees can grow in a wide…

Haven

This work is inspired by my journey in a new country. The struggle between the desire to fit in and the need to stand out. The vessel is a representation of me and the questions I’ve asked myself: “How do…

The Hungry Cormorant

My mother liked to tell me about Chinese cultural traditions when reminded by an event or a sight in our surroundings. I clung to these stories as a connection to a culture and history that I felt isolated from. I…

Transcience

This ring is part of my collection, ‘Transience’, expressing that transience of chaos. That, whilst a feeling of chaos and loss of control can overshadow everything at times, with the passing of time there is always a space created for…

Committal Embrace

As a child, it was a standard part of my life to spend time with my sister, Mother, and Great Aunts hanging clothes out on the clothesline to dry and returning hours later to retrieve and fold all the laundry….

Mr. Trashface

L. A. Pai Gallery celebrated 20 years of the annual National Jewellery Student Competition in 2023. The competition is based on technical excellence, ingenuity, and strength of creative vision. One of a kind, production prototypes, jewellery and objects are considered…

Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge is a sculpture that reflects the plant species I encountered while in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In this wearable piece, the blooming form is connected to the breathing cycles used in meditation, while the radial designs of the…

Till The Cows Come Home

Till The Cows Come Home, is an enameled brooch featuring a gel pen animal portrait framed by an adapted technique of plique-a-jour on crocheted wire. Worn close to the heart, this piece commemorates and memorializes the time I spent as…

The Poetic Lines of Architecture: Blue and White

This series of artworks takes the personally perceived most iconic architectural structures in Macau as the creative theme for the eight pieces in this series. These buildings are located on Macau’s three islands, and Portuguese-style bricks are traditionally utilized for…

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.  

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…

RE:structure – hand of rings

These rings are part of my RE:structure collection of pieces inspired by a trip to the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland in the Summer of 2022. I was awestruck by the scale and natural geometry of one of the wonders of…

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