Gemstones

Spermatogenesis Intervention (Reproductive System Replacement Neckpiece)

“Hyperbolic Adornment (Implant Series III)” Artist Statement This series focuses on medical implants, the body, and embodied experience. These hand-fabricated objects glorify the highly individual and personal nature of prosthesis and surgeries, while evoking notions of memento mori and the…

Industrial vs Nature

I fabricate quirky brooches based on repetition and mechanized patterns. I am selecting discarded materials and distinct color combinations and re-inventing these into geological stratum-like pieces. My methodology is consistent, fabricating using classic silversmithing and stone setting techniques, merging these…

Singara

The most striking quality of my artwork is its vitality. I want my work to have pent-up energy, a graceful, intense life of its own; for it to be independent of the object it may represent. Art-making offers me a…

ice pin for Larry

My studio practice is an exploration of ideas. Starting with the familiar; fragments from nature, memories or reflections, I begin by building studies. The process of making, from the choice of materials to how the piece is fabricated continually informs…

Blossom

My work is a combination of the rigid rules of stone setting and the idiosyncratic expansion of growth. It is a juxtaposition between control and the chaos of nature.

Incoming Storm

I am looking at hurricane damaged landscapes photographed from above – from planes or helicopters as they survey and record the damage wrought by our ever more severe hurricane seasons. The post-storm scattered mess of flora, building materials, and ephemera…

Lightbox

I created the Lightbox necklace during a moment of despair in 2021, so it’s not surprising that the dark or white tone of each angular gem — labradorite, moonstone, quartz and mabe pearl — deviates from my usual colorful materials….

Round Bloom

As a jeweler, I explore the inherent malleability of metal, forming organic shapes and interpreting natural forms. My work is influenced by my time spent living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, reflecting the colors, textures, and forms of…

Beneath the Ice

I have been working in metal since graduating from SIUE over 30 years ago. Teaching at Craft Alliance St Louis for over 20 yrs. has given me the joy of seeing others awaken to the art of metal. I work…

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…

Teton Statement Necklace

The beauty of the natural world such as the floral whorls of lupine and dramatic landscapes of the Tetons inspire me to co-create with the earth. Traditional metalsmithing techniques allow me to transform raw materials into wearable works of art….

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…

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…

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…

Shell Reliquary Necklace

My work celebrates the sacredness of the mundane. Religious reliquaries and talismans house ordinary objects such as wood, bone and cloth considered to be holy because of an association with saints or gurus. My reliquaries and talismans present ordinary objects…

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…

Voronoi Peaks Multiple Triangle Articulated Pendant

From Erika: “I love that I can take my ideas and leverage the same CAD software used to design buildings, household products, landscapes and furniture to realize my jewelry designs. Or that I can start and finish a project on…

Carnelian Duesy Earrings–after a 1930 Model J Duesenberg

The Duesy earrings are based on my seeing for the first time the incredibly beautiful 1930 Model J Duesenberg car in an auto museum, now closed, in Sam Marcos, Texas. There was both a red Duesy and a blue Duesy,…

Whole in the Hole Earrings

These earrings were created architecturally, consisting of sterling silver hollow forms and freshwater pearls. This type of designing and fabricating appeals to me because I am able to use a seemingly random shape but build it in a way that…

Opal Japan Sea Ring

When I think about metals and gemstones, I think about what had to happen for them to appear, the exploration that brought them to our attention, how they light a fire in our imagination, and I see this all encompassing…

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…

Salt & Hewn

The way we adorn ourselves speaks a thousand words. The jewelry you will find here is meant to live with you. It is to take you to the casually luxurious and beyond. I make each piece with care and curiosity…

Precipe

For the artist, this cuff symbolizes the year 2020. All that we know, seems to be breaking free of its foundation and sending us plummeting over a cliff into an abyss of isolation and fear. The world seems to be…

The Cosmic Ring

The Power of Rings. What makes a ring powerful? Is it the interplay of shifting light, shadow, and depth created by the unique combination of colors, or is it the vintage surface that recalls memories and projects unmistakable power? I…

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