Non-functional

Listening is Harder

Talking is Hard, and Listening is Harder. This piece is part of a series of non-functional vessels and explores the dichotomy of interpersonal communication, what we take in versus what we put out, and the faux pas that make us…

Dimension Walkers

My name is Ellie Garvey and I am an Indianapolis-based jewelry artist and children’s book writer/illustrator. In both mediums, my work employs complex patterning, floral motifs, and the beauty of nature to evoke sentiment and promote a sense of well-being….

Golden Botrus Teapot

When designing this teapot I drew inspiration from my childhood adventures from a local gem and mineral shop. I was drawn to a strange mineral smithsonite that had “botryoidal” formations. These bumps were were what inspired the bumps on the…

Squarish

I work with steel in the traditional forging manor of a blacksmith. I explore and push the plasticity of steel in its hot state to achieve a variety of layered textures and patterns. My working method is to forge many…

Memento

Memento is to commemorate my Italy trip from study abroad program. Inspired by astonishing architectures and gorgeous arts there, I transform my observations and experiences into small vignettes made of metal and glass. I wrote some notes when I was…

Feather Reliquary

My work celebrates the sacredness of the mundane. Religious reliquaries and talismans house ordinary objects such as wood, bone and cloth considered to be holy because of an association with saints or gurus. My reliquaries and talismans present ordinary objects…

Mask

Mask is part of a work series that reflect forces of nature and responds to current global and cultural strife in our environments. This series extends from one of a kind wearable work to wall works. Mask reflects our time…

Seeking Peace

My main inspiration in jewellery has always been birds, their fragility seemed to spark fascination in me and maybe it’s because I’m just as fragile. This piece has many feathered birds running through it but mainly one. Having rescued many,…

Stunted

Morgan Calabrese creates sculptural objects inspired by architectural and industrial forms. She primarily works with copper and nickel silver using hollow construction techniques. Through the use of industrial materials such as glass, stone, or metal, her work references ideas of…

Unfolded

As a chemical engineer, I did research on electrochemical reactions and processes. Science has its appeal and is challenging, but the feeling expressed by Leo Bloom, “There is a lot more to me than there is to me,” was overwhelming….

Poem in 3 Stanzas

“Poem in Three Stanzas” is a tribute to pattern, texture and the complexity found in both a graphite line drawing and a poem. The shape, weight, density, and shadow of steel wires approximate the words that form the phraseology in…

Juukan Tears

In May 2020 mining company Rio Tinto destroyed the Juukan Shelters, containing sacred caves that had been in use by the traditional custodians of that land, the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura (PKKP) peoples, for over 46,000 years. Located in…

Shell Slice/Hokusai Wave

I designed this pendant and carved it in fine blue/gray Guatemalan jadeite jade. The design is based on a cross-section of a marine snail shell. For many years I’ve been enthralled by the three-dimensional logarithmic spirals in shells, and this…

Silvered Limb

Silvered Limbed was inspired by the idea of amputation and prosthetics. The “limb” of the tree (or twig in this case) severed and replaced with a cast silver version. There is a morbidity hidden in the beauty of this piece.

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