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Arthur Hash

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Arthur Hash jewelry
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
2019

10 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches

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My work combines traditional fabrication techniques and limited production-manufacturing tools. I often think of my creative practice as an exercise in discursive design. Discursive design treats objects principally as transmitters of substantive ideas, rather than instruments of utility. I see problems with jewelry and other wearable objects that have a singular focus. I believe that an emotional response can be influenced through re making/repairing/re-creating objects into wearable works.
Appropriating digital tools to make unique expressive work often re defines the role of the hand in a contemporary craft practice. Borrowing tools reserved for industrial manufacturing provides an opportunity to re establish the role of the craftsmen in today’s consumer culture. Like other designed objects, my work often retains a manufactured aesthetic that helps focus a worn object’s ability to blend into the contemporary environment it occupies.

Bio
Arthur Hash received his MFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design from Indiana University in 2005 and his BFA in Crafts/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001. Currently, Arthur is a jewelry designer/consultant who shares a studio with his wife and fellow jeweler, Liz Clark in Providence Rhode Island.

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