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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Haven

This work is inspired by my journey in a new country. The struggle between the desire to fit in and the need to stand out. The vessel is a representation of me and the questions I’ve asked myself: “How do…

Curled Pod brooch

I often use diverse materials with metal and Curled Pod brooch is made of laminated bent maple wood and steel wire. It is part of my Florilegium Project which explores our relationship with plant matter in the celebration of life’s…

I Love Man

Brenda Schweder spins narratives of reinvention—curating and recombobulating disparate found objects into jewelry-sculpture [or sculpture-jewelry] and building new stories of whimsy, silly, and sass! When charged at a young age with arranging the flotsam of her Grandma Mae’s bureau-top [her…

Cornish Sea Stone Ring

Inspired by the bays along the beautiful north coast of Cornwall, this ring holds a piece of one in its heart. Silver tendrils of seaweed and bubbles suspend a found Cornish sea stone over a pool of shimmering ocean-colored enamels…

Committal Embrace

As a child, it was a standard part of my life to spend time with my sister, Mother, and Great Aunts hanging clothes out on the clothesline to dry and returning hours later to retrieve and fold all the laundry….

Homage to Mary Pickford

From a 40-piece collection of necklaces inspired by and celebrating outstanding Canadian women. To date the travelling exhibition has been shown in 20 venues across Canada and one in the USA. “America’s Sweetheart”, Mary Pickford was one of the first…

Mr. Trashface

L. A. Pai Gallery celebrated 20 years of the annual National Jewellery Student Competition in 2023. The competition is based on technical excellence, ingenuity, and strength of creative vision. One of a kind, production prototypes, jewellery and objects are considered…

Blue Lake Swirl

I am inspired by the natural world, and influenced by urban life. My jewelry expresses my visual fascination with structural relationships: pattern, repetition, rhythm, gradation, proportion, curvature, and line. The theme of the pieces often focuses on stories, history, and…

I remember Colors (mangrove)

Through my work, I explore the quotidian, my everyday relationship with what surrounds me — little and intimate happenings or places that inspire me and become an intrinsic part of my work. How the experience of a place makes me…

Launch Pad

Two concepts, an appreciation for beauty and individuality, have had the greatest influence on what I do and who I am. They have shaped the way I look at the world and helped me to grow as a person and…

Kitchen Knife

Random-pattern, pattern-welded steel (A203E & 1095), dyed and stabilized Black Ash burl handle scales, G10 spacers & pins. 6″ cutting edge.

Fan Crown

My work is rooted in process and inspired by the natural environment. My current work is an exploration of form and technique through an imagined mythology of the ocean. Each piece of jewelry in this series is designed to be…

Coral

Sarcastic Souvenir Spoon: Coral I have made a series of sarcastic souvenir spoons that use image and text to present shameful information concerning natural resources we have allowed to be plundered for shortsighted gains. Old growth Coastal Redwoods and coral…

Reliquary for a Decaying Society

This piece was a evolution of technique and narrative. The vessel represents societal constraints and structures while the decaying flower reveals the decorous environment of the vessel. The leaf (removable brooch) represents our ability to step away from these strictures…

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…

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,…

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…

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