Enameled

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…

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…

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…

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…

Wheezy, Queasy, Uncomfortable: Nervous Girl

Emily Pellini’s work can best be described as a combination of narrative, lines, and a lot of glitter. While pieces share concepts of trauma, family dysfunction, and shame, they are tied together in delicately lined patterns, illustration, and hand-lettered text….

Caeruleum

Inspired by both personal and larger-scale social experiences, this piece aims to raise awareness about the mental health effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is through exploration of forms and theory of colour combined with traditional jewellery techniques such as…

California Sea Otter

This California Sea Otter Pendant is made from glass enamel, fine silver and 24k gold. The setting consists of kelp motif hand car from sterling silver while the bail showcases a teal Sapphire in a 14k gold octopus setting. Born…

Mow The Lawn: Path

My practice contextualizes the primitive energy that is submerged beneath the layers of mundane objects that have close relationship with the body. Even when the body is removed, the material uncovers the hidden intimate power of human body. The newest…

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…

Transcendence Urn

My current work examines how we chose to represent, remember, and memorialize those who have died. I investigate this idea through enameled vessels, jewelry, and objects that explore the sentimental attachment to the physical form of someone and how we…

Primitive

In my work, the jewelry reflects a metaphorical meaning of the emotional power of old and new and the human spirit. I am intrigued by the ritual that links the object and the wearer. I want to manifest the sacred…

Tornado Warning

This work represents a new direction for me. Many of my metal surfaces are etched or fused – they provide heavily textured grounds so even the first layer of enamel has imagery I can respond to. The decals I use…

Pearlescence

My work explores the interdependence between humans and the biological and botanical worlds around us. Forms and imagery combine to become physical manifestations of acceptance of mortality or celebrations of newfound youth. I find beauty in the forms associated with…

Pearl Lacey Earrings

The work of J.E. Paterak quietly reflects a concern for our planet’s health by drawing the eye to the smallest details found in nature. She strives to draw attention to the nuance of wonder. Whether moss brooches “wrought” in glass…

Cloisonné Earrings

Rooted in wearable items, my work celebrates the plasticity and intrinsic beauty of silver, brass and gold, with a focus in forged metals. In recent years, I have introduced vitreous enamel elements in my pieces, working with a diverse palette…

lily pad ring

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…

Fractured

Using my hands creatively brings my ideas to life, which I find exciting.  Learning and exploring new processes to layer on existing skills gives me an opportunity to realize new depth in my work.  Sometimes my hands guide the work,…

Signs of Peace in the Midst of Rubble

Peace and hope can be shining through the rubble, but too often, we focus on the misery. To notice actions that foster hope and encourage peace, we have to look for them, or we will never know they are there…

Geolithic Necklace

This necklace is a collection of real and fictional rock formations captured in bronze prongs settings. I’ve paired the imagery and materials to offer contrasting environmental implications. The enamel pieces feature patterns inspired by rock formations and cross section images…

Kite Brooch

Throughout my way pursuing a degree in Jewellery and metalsmith, I find myself owning so much more than before. I gained skills in the disciplines, am spiritually wealthier, built my network in the professions, and made friends with whom I…

Ponder Pendant #5

I approached these pendants in a method similar to my drawing on paper or painting on panel. To convey this I’ve chosen quadrilateral shapes and attached (soldered) the means to hang them on the back. Building up multiple layers, a…

Orchid Brooch

Plique a jour orchid in fine silver with pink sapphire.

Remembering

A one of a kind ring of sterling silver, 22k gold, natural surface Lapis, Opal and Uvarovite.

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