Hand-fabricated

Wary Welcome: A Reliquary for the Doorbell

This piece questions what goes through the mind of an individual when the doorbell rings. For some, the idea of an in-person visitor may incite anticipation and excitement to see who is at the door, for others, it may induce…

Stone Brooch

Through optically rich material manipulations Claire Webb fabricates objects of wonder and inquiry that examine knowledge, perception, discovery, and acquisition as components of the most fundamental human drives and desires. These materials, whether in their natural state, or engineered into…

Amethyst sage brooch

Amethyst sage brooch inspired the autumn when leaves turn gold. The forest of dendritic cells reflect the beauty of the amethyst sage agate.

Still Angry

Still Angry The image of the angry uterus giving the finger became a meme all over the world as people protested the overturning of the Roe Vs Wade court ruling in the USA. In making and wearing this brooch I…

LET GO>LET GOD

In these difficult times, we need reminders that we have to do all we humanly can to strive for social sanity, a safer, greener, kinder, and more just world and then we have to keep faith that things will work…

Consuming Beauty

As artists, we are deeply passionate about the concept of consuming beauty. Our society is often too focused on superficial appearances and material possessions, which can cause us to lose sight of what truly matters. The Consuming Beauty series aims…

Ponamu Suspended

I was gifted this triangular piece of Pounamu from New Zealand when my daughter visited South Island during her honeymoon this year. This traditional green stone or New Zealand jade was purchased from the native Maori and I was honored…

Worth Its Weight (2, 3, 5)

Using the material language of luggage/baggage/bag, this work explores resources, conveyance, and value. When water is plentiful and accessible, little attention is paid to this vital resource; it is taken for granted, squandered, lost in transit. When it is scarce,…

Whosis

In my paintings I set out to create visual diagrams of what equates to journal entries; ideas, meditation, rumination and rants… I use vitreous enamel on copper primarily in my jewelry making and have carried that medium over to my…

Golden Mirror Brooch

The female experience is a reoccurring theme in my work. I am informed by everyday interactions and observations of gender-based expectations or generalizations. Within advertisements, popular culture, and the media; similar colors, patterns, shapes, skills, and pastimes intended for women…

Koi and Lotus

“Koi and Lotus”-「年年有餘-niannian youyu」 — May there be abundance of happiness and prosperity every year. The Chinese word for “fish”, 「魚- yú 」is a homophone for “abundance”, “plenty”, and “affluence” 「餘- yú」therefore, fishes are a symbol of wealth. The koi…

Tres Petals Brooch

As an artist, I embrace floral imagery, capturing life’s essence and cycles in my jewelry. Each bloom becomes a unique masterpiece, reminding wearers of their role beyond mere observers. Colors are my expressive language, conveying emotions, weather, and moods, enriching…

Large White Perforated Lotus

I began making these Lotus pin/pendants from plain plastic buttons, purchased at a fabric store. The plastic was easy to carve with burs and finished well. Each button had two small holes at the center for sewing to a garment…

Down Below

I use traditional metalsmithing techniques and materials, found objects, and make my own shibuichi. Using these give structure to the process yet allow me to work organically; I make to make, enjoying the techniques, the flow of the work and…

RE:structure – hand of rings

These rings are part of my RE:structure collection of pieces inspired by a trip to the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland in the Summer of 2022. I was awestruck by the scale and natural geometry of one of the wonders of…

Where the Heart Is

Our notions regarding Home tend toward the nostalgic. ‘Be it ever so humble…’ ‘Home Sweet Home.’ I selected ‘Where the Heart Is.’ The piece of aluminum that I received for this exhibition arrived with a burned torch cut hole in…

Hypersonic

Hypersonic is a work created from copper, powdercoat, and acrylic rod that references current global topics.

Sea Breeze Necklace and Earrings

The work I am submitting is very personal. It is a little piece of home away from home. It is also a reflection on my journey as a creative and a maker. I am originally from Normandie, France. Every year…

Sea Life

My areas of exploration are seen through the lens of being an identical twin. Like the patterning in fingerprints and iris’s (expressions of difference in each twin) I am drawn to the unique patterns and forms in nature (particularly sea…

The Cyclades Revisited

Some of the first pieces we studied in Art History (1971) were the Cycladic sculptures from islands in the Aegean Sea, created between 3300 to 1100 BCE. I’ve always been intrigued by those faces with nothing more than a nose-like…

“What’s on Your Mind?”

“What’s on Your Mind?” is based on a statement made by a friend after her encounter with racism. People use social media as a form of confession, so I made the door/grill on the front door of the book. The…

VK Spiral Stripe Orange & Blue Necklace

Viking knit is a form of metalworking I keep coming back to. Tactile, yet strong & flexible, I love the sleek look of classic shapes and strive to integrate hints of colour & unexpected textures. This torque style necklace is…

Starry Night

Throughout my career my natural curiosity led me to explore several media. I became interested in incorporating technology in my work and have been experimenting with LEDs, electronics and 3D printing for a few years now. I translated this knowledge…

Warrior II

Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic wabi-sabi, Carmel Boerner’s work often features decaying objects revealed as raw gems, remaining exactly as they were found. Marks of hand fabrication are important – she wants the wearer to feel the maker’s presence. Her…

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