happen to be in the Laurel Highlands of PA? if so, stop by Touchstone to see my new brooch Veil made of copper, silver, 23K gold leaf, human hair and mirror. this piece, along with work from members of the group Alloy will be on display:
Alloy is a collective of metalsmiths and jewelers who work in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, and surrounding areas. Alloy consists of established and emerging makers whose work encompasses the broad range of skills, techniques, and concepts in the metals field. This exhibition includes jewelry, objects, and small sculpture from a selection of Alloy members. The Alloy Group Exhibition runs from June 22 through August 11, 2013, in the Bea Campbell Gallery Store.
Adrienne M. Grafton is an artist currently residing in western Pennsylvania. She received her MFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry from East Carolina University in 2005. Personal memories and the emotions these memories evoke inspire her work. Her solo show, Departed, will be open from October 1-26, 2018 at the Anne Rudd Galyon Gallery on the Greensboro College campus with a closing reception October 26th from 3:30-6pm. It will feature sculptures influenced by her emotional state following her mother’s passing. For more information contact Brittany Sondberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see Grafton’s work visit www.adriennemgrafton.com.
Emotions and memories inspire my work as an artist. My most recent pieces are about conflicting feelings. I’ve found that in the cycle of life, there are both positives and negatives, such as pleasure and pain, loss and gain. I fabricate gold, silver, copper, brass and wood to create jewelry and sculptures about this cycle. I further embellish each piece with enamel, gemstones, pearls and found objects. These elements bring beauty and decoration to my jewelry, which suggests happiness. Rough textures and sharp edges are sometimes added to convey conflicting emotions.