Recycled material

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…

Contact Cluster: a stack of five rings

Upon each of these rings balances a hollow-fabricated form, made by silver-soldering and gold-soldering up to 30 elements together, mastered from units originally fabricated in metal wire and granules. The completed forms are geodesic spheres, and abstracted extensions of them,…

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.

I am the North

I am the North, 2021 [Sterling silver and repurposed acrylic] [Circunis and Ursa Minor] As the needle in the compass is true to the north, what is rightfully mine is true to me. I am the North! – from Florence…

In Simulacra 1, Edition 2

This brooch is a flexible chainmaille structure of hand carved mother of pearl and vintage cutlery handles. I was initially compelled by the visual qualities of mother of pearl; the smooth, lustrous nacre being evocative of the Art Deco period…

Mare

Jowita Allen’s work focuses on recycling and upcycling non-biodegradable waste into wearable art jewelry. She uses materials such as PET plastic from discarded bottles and containers which she collects from friends, her own household and in her travels to different…

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…

Dangle Earrings

Earrings crafted from recycled antique turquoise faceted beads. Capped with textured .925 silver disc beads suspended on .925 silver rolling mill tapered and forged ear wires.

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…

Memory – For Mary

I have long been interested in the memories used objects hold in each imperfection and the importance of imperfections to our memories. This piece, is about how memory acts, generally, and about my friend’s memories and family more specifically. The…

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…

Woodland Splendor Ring

I work in series and the most recent jewelry collection, Flow of Time Series, is inspired by nature. I grew up in the Midwest amongst the rugged landscape of woodlands, hills, and cold water streams. My inspiration comes from an…

Geo Bracelet Dark/Gold

These bracelets are intended to be experienced. They are kinetic metal sculptures that move and shift as they are picked up, handled, and worn. The bracelets are minimalist pieces in which there is no skin, only the essential structure –…

Bridal Collection

A lush experience of color and form, my jewelry mixes the beauty of exquisite, ethically sourced gems with a subtle and organic aesthetic that skates the line between precious and everyday. Each piece is made by hand from recycled precious…

Palindrome Brooch

A palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward as forward. This brooch was created to read and function in the same fashion. In other words, there is no front or back….

The Flight

This piece belongs to my “The Flight Collection” which was inspired by the famous poem of the preeminent Iranian poet Forough Farokhzad ” Commit the flight to memory for the bird is mortal”. The transcendental concept of the flight is…

Temporal Resonance #17

The main theme I explore in my work is the idea of control, both in the physical world and within our own consciousness. I am fascinated by the physical means of control we encounter and the influence of unseen structures…

Map Inscription Earrings

Jenne Rayburn’s vitreous enamel combines drawing and painting with texturing and patterning in a process of fusing thin coats of specially prepared ground glass to metal in a kiln, using high, controlled heat. For Jenne, this process of creation, from…

Mask Order/Order of the Mask

This work was inspired by the idea, symbol, and artefact of the surgical mask, and by the polemical nature it acquired during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kitchen Knife

Kitchen Knife, pattern-welded steel (8670 & 1095), Thurmanite / Mapume-gane handle scales, G10, nickel silver.

Mask for Thought, Koalas, Pandemic, Climate Change

Masks for Thought, Koalas, Pandemic, Climate Change, 2020 Australia has always been at the vanguard even when wearing masks. Australia began wearing masks and respirators in the ACT early in December 2019 as the devastating fires of what it is…

Fall Moon

My work is inspired by what I see around me every day and most days I see a body of water. This piece was inspired by the full November moon rising over Boston Harbor. The moon left a golden path…

Radiolaria Magdalena

Madgalena Radiolaria on Siphonophorae Necklace Ernst Haeckel’s drawings of microscopic Radiolaria were re-drawn, modified, enlarged, digitized and laser cut. Each rough-cut layer of the brooch/pendant was hand finished, textured, and rejoined with industrially produced stainless steel screws and nuts as…

The Great Gorilla

I am a hyper-creative human. My studio practice provides an outlet through which I can channel that over-abundance of energy into meaningful work that is fun for others to collect and wear. I am a practitioner and forever student of…

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