Non-precious metal

Electric Broomstick

I made a short film to satisfy our project with Gijs Bakker and Louise Schouwenberg at MASieraad. Because of general and personal grief, my head and body only wanted to be on and in the ground. “Electric Broomstick” grew from…

A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering

The motif of the longboat sailing through rough seas is indicative of the struggle to forge ahead through life’s myriad difficulties, while seeking out happiness and new opportunities on the horizon. It takes courage and determination to navigate the seas…

Many Faces

As a gay, person of color, most of my life has been a game of translation. I looked at life (and myself) through the lens of others. In my most recent series of self-portraits, I seek to explore my identity…

Talisman V.2

Talisman V.2 is a brooch made of sterling, mammoth (extinct) ivory, and a computer chip. The talisman is intended to protect the wearer from the predations from the digital world inflicted by other users as well as the hardware and…

Materia Remedium

Binding together the paradox of things absent with things present. We can never know what is absent, only the measure of it, as it haunts the place where it once existed.

VOTE

This brooch celebrates the pioneering forces of the women’s suffrage movement. The passing of the 19th amendment was the beginning of a much longer fight that we continue to this day. VOTE and continue the activism of diverse women in…

Sundot Swirls, Large

My jewelry is concerned with the interplay of natural forms, contrasting elements and symbolic content. In the Radiance Collection, 22K bi-metal “Sundots” are used to depict the light and power of the sun; while organic swirls in oxidized silver provide…

Shibari Fascinator

Shibari Fascinator is a wearable sculpture for the head. Fashioned as a fascinator, copper wire is coiled and crocheted as veiled cocktail hat to provide the wearer with a veil of allure and protection. Patina was applied to emulate the…

Stratum

This necklace, titled Stratum, is inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement and the wonderful patterns created by William Morris. The Arts and Crafts movement was a response to industrialization, which was powered by coal. This pattern is a minimalist…

Garden Reflections: Rain Forest

As a Metalsmith, my work deals with the passage of time. Using the imagery of transport, passage or renewal, it becomes a metaphor for navigating life. In this sculptural vessel, that journey is illuminated by sterling silver, pearls, nickel silver,…

Collective

The part of life that continues to fascinate me most is how human beings affect each other. I’m especially curious about the strength and beauty of the collective. What roles people will play, how they’ll interact, and what they’ll contribute…

too many

Wa Yuusu is a reflection of African, Caribbean, and African American culture. Skin lightening is a problem, especially for females. Skin lightening has a long history that is impacted by the media, social status, religion, wealth, mental health, and culture….

Geo Dot Cigar Band Ring

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 my bench…

XS011 with Removable Brooch

“I explore space, movement and surface by layering materials in intricate patterns. My mixed-media pieces are a marriage of image and object, adorning the wall and the body. Using traditional techniques in unexpected ways, I carve and drill through painted…

FallLeaf

Sandra uses shell-forming, fold-forming, and raising techniques to create graceful forms that follow the patterns of nature. The tension between the stamina and fragility in nature inspires her work. The clean lines and rugged textures she creates reflect the endurance…

Algae

Algae ring, inspired by seaweed, using cutting edge technology to attain a natural form that will peacefully sit on the wearer’s hand.

Biology of the Strange VI

There is something both mysterious and straightforward in the creation of any artwork. This duality fascinates me, and over the years my creative process has evolved to take advantage of the intersection of chance and purpose. Processes such as electroforming…

Dancefloor #11

There’s nothing like a dance floor, full of heat and steam, thumping with the energy of a bass beat. Darkness is cut by club lights; smoke blurs the edges; the gyration of the crowd is tribal. But lean in more…

Surgical Mask in Copper

Ferguson works alone to produce his art, preferring to start each new piece with just raw materials and tools, in hopes of moving as far away from ideas and techniques of mass production as possible. The goal of his work…

Discorectangle #4

My ongoing creative research investigates digital design and manufacturing technologies in combination with traditional craft practices. Most recently, I have focused on CNC milling as a process to complement the design aesthetics, workflow and techniques used in my blacksmithing and…

Wedding Ring

My recent work explores human relations and their inherent complexities. I believe that absurd extremes can make us see complex issues in a different context and, on occasion, be amusing. I frequently use humor to address issues that I see…

Elliptical Necklace with Rocks

This necklace is fabricated using cold connections. It is made of anodized aluminum, photo-printed aluminum, beads and stainless steel wire. The necklace is one long piece, with no clasp, and slips over the head. There is no top or bottom,…

Rags to firmly ensconced in a middle class life

Rags to firmly ensconced in a middle class life : peddlers bell necklace What we choose to convey from one place to another – what we choose to keep and keep close to us – is a direct expression of…

Charmed I’m Sure…and Other Things I’ve Lost Track Of

From the series “Of Rust and Roses”, “Charmed, I’m Sure . . . and Other Things I’ve Lost Track Of” is a sculptural charm garland that incorporates objects that physically and aesthetically represent Eastern North Carolina to me. It’s meant…

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