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Bush Baroque

Ximena’s current studio practice investigates landscape and topography as an expression of location and identity. Bush Baroque is the personal re-interpretation of Canberra’s landscape through a baroque lens, surrounded by centuries-old eucalyptus trees. In this body of work, Ximena returns…

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…

Elevate

I am intrigued by the structure of things. The visual vocabulary of architectural elements, agricultural implements and industrial processes tells a story. The shapes, textures and connections of the materials I use are part of that story. My work expands…

Loons

Brie Flora fabricates wearable art and wall sculptures primarily out of steel, brass, and silver. Brie applies powder coat and illustrations to the surfaces, taking inspiration from folk art, fantasy, and nature to merge her love for drawing and metal…

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…

Tropic Eden

Nature is my muse. She instills in me a visual vocabulary of endless possibilities that inform my aesthetics whatever form they take. All my pieces are sculptural studies—explorations of the structures, colors, patterns, and textures I encounter at the point…

Various Morse Code Bracelets and Necklaces

Jewelry should be more than just beautiful. It should possess a specific intention, even if its meaning is exclusive to the wearer. Trisha Flanagan’s latest designs using Morse Code embody this notion, highlighting that jewelry must transcend being solely decorative…

Home Alone

“Home Alone”. I created this piece during the shelter-in-place of 2020 and it’s all fabricated from 165 feet of hand mill rolled 1/8” silicon bronze rod. Each of the individual bronze pieces were TIG welded together to create a safe…

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….

Kindred III

In making new work, I look to preexisting forms and structures that share a background of utility and functional design. My spoons are part of an ongoing series that explores emotional connection and complexity through metaphors of hybridization, abstraction, and…

ARCHAEA 1.1.2

A multidisciplinary artist, she mainly works in the discipline of jewellery, photography and drawing. Her approach revolves around questions of power issues, as well as the construction of identity in a given space-time. The properties of materials and their power…

Monarch Box No. 390, detail of interior and removed brooch

This work detail is from a series comprised of 90 wooden brooches in unique boxes that serve as reliquary-like vessels to honor and house the wings of Monarch butterflies that were collected by Oklahoma State University scientists researching the Monarch…

Cuff for the Alluvial Fan

This is a bracelet fabricated from copper, argentium silver, and fine silver mesh. The textures and form are my response to visiting the Alluvial Fan at Rocky Mountain National Park.

“Chercher sa stabilité 9” (Searching for Stability 9), from series: “Le fleuve porteur d’histoire » (River Stories).

Fascinated by the impact of humans on landscape transformation, Sheedy draws inspiration from the origins of found material, creating jewelry pieces that testify of a site’s history. The stone used to create “Chercher sa stabilité” (Searching for Stability) necklaces, from…

Fiddlehead Bridal Headpiece

This piece is inspired by Scandinavian bridal crown traditions and created using fine silver filigree techniques unique to traditional regional Norwegian bunad (national costume) silver. The fiddlehead fern shape is a beautiful form found in nature and I seek to…

FREEflo

FREEflo is a body if work that resulted from exploring the relationship between fire and metal. Not all metals are created equal. In this situation I was curious about the characteristics of a low fire metal, pewter (lead free). Steeped…

Vipers (A Mild Metaphor for Border Politics)

My work is an eccentric alliance of material and content where pictorial imagery meets fabricated metal forms. My preferred materials are non-ferrous metals, stainless steel, pigments, various art media, and other alternative materials. Combining my passion for the jewelry fabrication…

Darach ársa

I was given a slice of Bog Oak maybe 10 or 12 years ago by a friend and have intended to create something beautiful with it ever since. This year I decided to finally make the first cut into this…

Big Beaded Felt Necklace

It’s no accident I make textile jewelry. I’ve been sewing all my life. In high school I could start a dress in the morning and wear it that night on a date. I taught myself metalsmithing to give the textile…

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…

Living with Pandemics-Coast

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, face masks have become essential to our daily lives to stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, thousands of disposable masks end up in the environment daily, and they have now become an environmental issue….

Age of Compromise

My personal craft practice is an exploration of self, environment, body adornment, and nostalgia. I rely on jewelry formats as systems to analyze my environment while also searching for a time/place of belonging. The traditional hand skills of decorative arts/crafts…

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