Alternative materials

Morning/Mourning

This piece is one of nine which hang together as a whole in a 3 x 3 configuration. Morning/Mourning was begun in the second year of the COVID pandemic when I fully realized I would not be traveling to show…

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…

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…

HESPERUS NECKPIECE

ˈhɛspərəs/; Ancient Greek In Greek mythology, Hesperus, the evening star, was a divine figure associated with the waning light of day. The planetary play of the elements and their relationship with each other in an abstract composition inspired the piece….

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…

Metamorph

A collection inspired by the butterflies’ metamorphosis from a colorless caterpillar to an exquisite, winged creature of delicate beauty. A symbol of transformation, grace, fragility, and an endless source of inspiration. This collection is made from natural silk cocoons spun…

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…

LET GO>LET GOD

In these difficult times, we need reminders that we have to do all we humanly can to strive for social sanity, a safer, greener, kinder, and more just world and then we have to keep faith that things will work…

Consuming Beauty

As artists, we are deeply passionate about the concept of consuming beauty. Our society is often too focused on superficial appearances and material possessions, which can cause us to lose sight of what truly matters. The Consuming Beauty series aims…

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…

Sea Breeze Necklace and Earrings

The work I am submitting is very personal. It is a little piece of home away from home. It is also a reflection on my journey as a creative and a maker. I am originally from Normandie, France. Every year…

Warrior II

Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic wabi-sabi, Carmel Boerner’s work often features decaying objects revealed as raw gems, remaining exactly as they were found. Marks of hand fabrication are important – she wants the wearer to feel the maker’s presence. Her…

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…

Carry On: Staycation

Is a staycation really a vacation?

Dreamy Days Necklace

Art is a conversation. Jewelry provides an opportunity for people to engage in a conversation with the world. Expressing your unique personality through one-of-a kind, handmade art connects you intimately to a creative force. For me, art occurs at the…

Sweet Vengeance series

Émile Zola’s novels left a lasting impact on Julie Bégin, who was overwhelmed by the author’s uncompromisingly harsh stories. In February 2021, during a rare outing, Bégin stumbled upon a dilapidated copy of Germinal in the snow, and an idea…

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