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.
Emotions and memories inspire my work as a metal 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, and brass to create jewelry about this cycle. I further embellish each piece with enamel, gemstones, and pearls. These elements bring beauty and decoration to my jewelry, which suggests happiness. Rough textures and sharp edges are sometimes added to convey conflicting emotions.