Take a peek at the 2020 Fall Juried Exhibit!
Today we take a peek at the 2020 Fall Juried Exhibit!
Juried Exhibitions showcase a variety of artistic talent in our region. Each season, artists are invited to submit up to five original pieces for consideration by a jury comprised of artists, curators, and other arts professionals.
argentium silver, fine silver, sterling silver, brass, sterling silver 18″ chain
2.25″ x 3″
Being a Coppersmith has allowed me to work with a metal I consider to be warm and giving in forming, painting, and texturing my pieces. Don’t get me wrong, I also work in silver and brass, but copper is my favorite metal, the one I go to first when designing jewelry.
I began my small business, Firelight Designs, in 2000. My work has evolved and developed into what you see today, just as I have personally grown in how I perceive nature and the world around me. Living in the San Juan Islands affords me access to nature in all of its forms which is then transformed into my work.
My degree in Art History has shown me the evolution of art, form, and function across many applications; and studying scientific illustrations brought me closer to nature. Not everyone knows I started as an oil painter, learning old masters’ techniques. Then came watercolors, mixed media, and ultimately jewelry design. I still draw and paint. In jewelry designs, I attempt to bring color, movement, texture, form, and other elements into a three-dimensional creation. Currently, I seem to focus on pendants and necklaces. It is an evolution, so that will change!
copper, bone, with wax polish, sterling silver 20″ chain
2″ x 3″
Tinkerbell in Flight
folded formed & textured copper, brass, pewter, turquoise & pyrite, flame patina & wax polish, antique copper 22″ chain
2″ x 3″
30″ x 40″
I try to convey to the observer not only the subject matter of the scene but a deeper connection, a mood, a memory of times past, a sense of placement, of discovery. If any of that happens I feel richly rewarded.
12″ x 16″
30″ x 30″