Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Begin Again…transformation and the play behind art, mind, body and spirit

Coming Soon!

Cambridge Open Studios
April 26-27 noon-6pm

Art, Mind & Body: Spiritual Center and Art Gallery 
580 Cambridge Street 
Cambridge, MA 02141

The city of Cambridge will be supporting and showing off its artists.  I am fortunate enough to join them at a common venue to share my jewelry.  Both new and old will be there, exhibiting the transformation of a jeweler and her jewelry. 

Art, Mind & Body: Spiritual Center and Art Gallery 
could not be a better place for this artist to land for this exhibition.  The space supports her beliefs and practices intertwining them in the best format possible.  Stay tuned for classes to be offered through this space and other spaces.  This is the beginning of a new friendship.  

Renewed and Reinforced

Artist Bio and Motivation

I was born and raised in Connecticut. I moved to Massachusetts in 2004 to pursue my dream of creating jewelry. After going to a liberal arts college for a year and not finding passion, I happened upon Massachusetts College of Art and Design. This is where it all started. I had not previously realized that it was possible to study jewelry and one day support myself with my creations. By 2008 I earned my BFA in metals/3D and art education. 

My creative experiences allow me to play, explore, create and mess up often leading to something truly amazing. Play within a process is truly the best way to learn and the only way to succeed. Letting go of failed experiments and knowing which ones to keep is invaluable. I play with as many materials as possible. I make as many mistakes as possible. I let go of perfectionism when possible, but keeping all of the steps along the way that help me develop the actual pieces.

Inspiration is everywhere.

Bold shapes.
Natural patterns.
Strong lines.
Kinesthetic movement.
The hardness of metal, and the ability for it to appear soft and supple.
The process of moving from inspiration to drawing then into a tangible object.
The act of problem solving; figuring out how to make something work and letting go of the product, and allowing each piece to take its own shape.
The impermanence of nature vs. the permanence of my artwork
Patterns of growth; both in nature and in the human existence.
The connection between a seedpod and the womb, the protection each provides. 
The intrigue of a shape or inspiration, and the insight that there is more to it than you’ve ever imagined.
Art can make someone feel, and sparkle when something speaks to them.
The shape of a body and how it creates a detailed map.
I love the power of a woman and how she is able to express herself. Each woman is a warrior in her own right, and deserves to stand in her power and shine bright with whatever her armor may be.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Radiant Energy: pieces that puzzle into a teapot

Teapot as Jewelry: Off the Body

 Teapot as Jewelry: On the Body

Teapot as Object

Radiant Energy 
oxidized sterling silver, brass, vellum

Radiant Energy
Oxidized Sterling Silver, Brass, Vellum

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Currently on exhibition: at Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA

(My teapot is included in this wonderful exhibition)

The Teapot Redefined


Kate Anderson 
Beth Blankenship 
Rebecca Brown-Thompson 
Ann Coddington 
Emily Dvorin 
Yael Friedman 
Emily Garfield 
Louise Hill 
Jan Huling 
Anna King 
Al Krueger 
Kathlyn Leighton 
Jennifer Maestre
Donna Rhae Marder 
Brooke Marks-Swanson 
Dorothy McGuinness 
Leah Meleski 
Ellen Moon 
Merrill Morrison 
Sylvie Rosenthal 
Lois Russell 
Amanda Salm 
Leslie Sills 
Teresa Sullivan 
Andrea Uravitch 
Mallory Weston
 Radiant Energy
Sterling Silver & Brass

*each element of the teapot is made to be wearable: there are two bracelets, a brooch, a large pendant and the spout can hook onto a pair of earrings

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Amazing Jewelry Exhibition at Mobilia Gallery In Cambridge, MA

Please join Mobilia Gallery in welcoming all of the artists at a private viewing on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 6-8pm 

View the incredible works of over 100 artists and their newest collections.
 Mobilia is celebrating the opening of the Permanent Jewelry collection of the MFA in Boston with the opening of Objects of Status, Power and Adornment.  The exhibition will be up through the end of November.  Mobilia is open Tuesday through Friday 11-6 and Saturdays 10-5.

I am very fortunate to share some of my new work with Mobilia Gallery as one of the participating artists.  Much of my collection can be seen in older postings through my blog and and the larger necklaces, bracelets and earrings are currently on view and are for sale at Mobilia Gallery. Each piece is also on sale through my etsy store:

Turquoise Pendant

Floral Graphic Cuff

freshly launched!

I was given the chance to take advantage of a teacher's summer vacation to create a new line of work and to begin my career as a jeweler. I have been working diligently since the beginning of July to create a body of work.  My work investigated radial patterns and fractals found in nature. Radiating natural patterns turn silver into bold, clean, flowing lines.  I am very excited to be able to share my new collection with you!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Salt Crystals! One of my loves

Helena Lindholm takes an intangible dream-like qualities and transforms them into objects of beauty 

I love her use of the salt crystals, the growth, decay and illusion of grandeur

sense of play, experimentation and freedom

Artist Joanne Huang remembers the days of playing, honoring a mix of materials, observations...

...and fun wearable creations

silver, paper mache, resin, black crystal

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Commissioned birthday gift!

fun project for one of my friend's girlfriend; who has a love for elephants and lots of freedom to design without too many boundaries, just a vision...some of my sketches
End result! A sterling silver elephant.

Sterling Silver Charms...the size of a bottle cap

Radial Paths, Nautilus Dissections both created out of sterling silver as gifts for christmas by me this winter.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Interesting concept....Casey Sharpe

And I Left My Body Behind...
enamel, copper, silver foil, sterling silver, steel

Monday, May 17, 2010

more branching earrings...

Sterling Silver, Freshwater Pearls