Filed under working and process

New Upcycled Artworks: a Peak Inside my Studio

New Upcycled Artworks: a Peak Inside my Studio

Ever since I began metalsmithing and making artwork, I’ve enjoyed spending every summer experimenting in my studio with new materials or ideas. As with other artists who share via the Instagram app what we are creating in our studios, I post work-in-progress shots of my latest pieces regularly. Of my summer experiments, the upcycled materials that … Continue reading

Cameo Relief of Woman Holding Her Hair

Cameo Relief of Woman Holding Her Hair

For nearly eight years, I’ve broken up my studio work days by enjoying healthy vegetarian soups at lunch. One afternoon I realized that these pre-packaged containers holding the soup ingredients are so sturdy and well-made to survive the hot temps of the microwave; its fibrous housing appears so pristine in its ivory, “sheet-like” material. After … Continue reading

Widget Locket No. 5: Homage to Vanity (Selfie)

Widget Locket No. 5: Homage to Vanity (Selfie)

If you own a smartphone, most likely you’ve either taken a “selfie” – a current-day self-portrait photo, or a quick snap while out with a group of friends. This new-found obsession with narcissism AND technology has prodded at my thoughts and become a product of intense analyzing, while observing my peers’ behavior over every type … Continue reading

And So…the Object Has a Second Life

And So…the Object Has a Second Life

I’m very happy to announce that one of my newest Widget Lockets will be debuting at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Small Works Juried Exhibition at Mikhail Zakin Gallery in northern New Jersey, located approximately 20 miles outside of New York City. Recent weeks have been busy, as I feel I’m constantly rushing to write applications to … Continue reading

Chainmaking: A Peek into My Studio “Daily Grind”

Chainmaking: A Peek into My Studio “Daily Grind”

Often times as a jeweler, the most enjoyable aspects of working on a one-of-a-kind piece are the less stressful moments of finishing up a project. Making sterling silver chains from scratch is something I find relaxing and often cathartic; it’s a very different aspect from the conceptually-driven mainstay of my lockets/necklaces. In this case, every … Continue reading

Latest metal work: Two upcoming juried shows

Latest metal work: Two upcoming juried shows

This past month, November, has been a whirlwind of excitement for me. Within days of each other I received word that two of my jewelry pieces have been accepted into two different international juried exhibitions. The first one is a fine contemporary craft exhibition coming up in December in North Carolina (a true epi-center lately … Continue reading