In the Studio with Liane Redpath
Welcome back and happy Saturday! This week we join Liane Redpath in her studio.
Liane’s jewelry-making goes beyond one’s usual understanding of jewelry. Her work is truly wearable art. It can be enjoyed by not only the wearer, but also the viewer.
“Jewelry one wears makes a statement about who they are and what they value without saying a word. Giving a glimpse into their personality. This interaction is so different than with two-dimensional art which must be viewed in the privacy of a home.”
What is your artistic background?
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin with post-graduate studies in painting. Over the years I have studied in various additional mediums including ceramics, fused glass, welding and metalsmithing.
How have you developed your career?
Twenty-three years ago when I moved here, there were a number of galleries here and in surrounding counties where my work was exhibited. Times have changed and those galleries are no longer here. Currently, there is social media, participating in various Studio Tours, showing my work at Jansen Art Center and in their shows.
What does your work aim to say?
I do not strive to make any sort of statement with my work, but rather represent an exploration of my creativity.
What inspires you to create?
First and foremost, it is in my DNA. At age 9 I knew I wanted to be an artist and if I am not creating, I feel unfulfilled. Even when I was a professional singer for 20 years, I continued to study various art forms.
Is there an element of art you enjoy working with most? Why?
The design process holds my attention as an artist because I receive fulfillment from creating. I can sit and draw, not knowing if the end result will be for something in particular. Currently, I work in several mediums… Silver jewelry making, ceramics and painting.