Forged

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,…

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…

Mesquite Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet

The Mesquite Cuff is made from thick sterling silver rectangular wire that has been cut to length and textured with a metal stamp. It was formed around a mandrel, then patinated to highlight the texturing details, then polished. As a…

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.

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…

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…

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…

Turbulent Waters

Turbulent Waters is inspired by the fluid nature of strength. Strength is not a constant. In the hectic days that threaten to overwhelm, strength ebbs and flows, surging forth when needed, and receding like the tides back into the depths…

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 –…

Nothing but Happiness

For generations my family has practiced the Scottish tradition of First Footing. The first person to enter a home on New Year’s Day carries tokens of good fortune for the year to come. I remember my grandmother wrapping parcels containing…

Sterling Silver Forged Drop Necklace

Sterling Silver Forged Drop Necklace With Carved Ellipse Beads Garnet, Citrine, CZ Wendy Tonsits Jewelry is a synthesis of bold lines and striking relationships of form and colored gemstones. Creative influences can be found in the sculptural forms and colors…

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…

The Hatchling

Change is inevitable. It’s in every breath, every word that we say, every whim. We are in a constant state of change, building the future of our lives even when we feel stagnant. When we are held, however, nestled into…

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.

Triptych Necklace

My jewelry designs distill the abstract essence of natural landscapes and physical and scientific phenomena. I love forming and texturing metal. The ability of metal to seemingly “freeze” motion, such as the flutter of a scarf’s fringe, fascinates me. This…

Umbilical Cord Pendant

The forms I create evolve from solving specific design and technical problems using traditional metalsmithing tools and techniques. All forms develop from a flat sheet of metal manipulated into unique three-dimensional shapes which requires a high degree of technical skill….

Second Generation S-1

I am investigating familial/generational relationships between objects. As one object begets another, they multiply and change. The object evolves but maintains traces of its predecessors. “Second Generation S-1”, cast in Sterling Silver, is the descendant of a raised, Copper vessel.

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…

Venus Fly

The Venus Fly Earrings are one of six pieces in my Femme Fatale series, a body of work in response to the portrayal of women as mysterious, seductive, and even predatory, from the perspective of the male gaze. My hope…

Sprout

Organic structures echo memories, emotions, and everyday interactions. My process of creation is a mechanism to cope with humanity and my own reality. I look at different forms of nature to inspire my work; free-flowing motion, unique textures, and intricate…

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