With nothing powering her engraver besides her own hands, Margeaux makes fine jewelry by fusing primitive, classic engraving methods with her modern style. Starting with a sheet of fine metal, Margeaux works in her studio located in The W Gallery’s retail space where customers can watch her saw, solder, engrave and create pieces with a uniquely personal touch.
Andrea describes “Florentine Fusion” as, “the utilization of the old world craft of Florentine engraving fused with contrasting design elements. Whether that contrast is between East and West, traditional and modern, symmetry and asymmetry or simply light and dark each piece is unique and painstakingly handcrafted with a distinctive Florentine flair.
As you watch Eldon, he masterfully sculpts away at the metal using tagane chisels, an ancient Japanese tool, once used to create samurai sword handles and sheaths. A marriage of metal takes place in a myriad of ways in the studio. Each piece is crafted carefully and creatively using hand techniques employed by the Japanese for hundreds of years.
Katherine Rudolph's jewelry is highly inspired by architectural forms. Photos taken while traveling often serve as the origins of a design. When looking to the skyline, she enjoys isolating specific buildings and deconstructing them with an interest in understanding their logic and order. Her paper models translate well into thin gauge sheet metal, which she is able to score and fold into crisp forms.
I believe in a person's relationship to their jewelry. Our rings, our earrings, our necklaces and all pieces are quite literally attached to us, and in turn we become very emotionally connected to our jewelry. This is a charming and curious human behavior that I intend to satisfy and explore for the rest of my career. I hope you enjoy my work and can become as attached to it as I have.
Growing up, Wendy was always mesmerized by sparkling gemstones and metals and often incorporates something illuminating into her designs. Whether or not she intricately plans a jewelry piece in advance of producing it or just spontaneously fabricate one a she goes along, the result is inevitably something that is unique with a contemporary flair that complements, rather than overwhelms, a wearer.
Since 2002 Vincent has sought out the roots of one of jewelry’s most challenging and classic practices – engraving; specifically the art of Florentine Engraving. This art incorporates such integral detail that only the truly masterful hand can give it life. Using nothing but basic hand-tools, bulini or gravers, the art incorporates extremely complex open work patterns or Traforo.
Deanna Dionne grew up in Michigan, as the daughter of a sculptor and a novelist. In 2014 she moved to a warehouse studio in Cleveland, Ohio, to have space to pursue art interests more fully.
From a gratifying process of play and exploration, Tiny Erica Jewelry by Erica Montejo was first born in early 2010 and over the past six years it has metamorphosed into a refined and playful body of work that often combines sleek clean lines with just the right amount of rough-and-tumbled texture to create a collection of jewelry that is minimal, organic, versatile, and enjoyable to wear.
Brittany Marie Callahan's fine art explores the photographic process through lighting techniques, observation, and manipulation. Brittany has a unique ability to morph herself into the subject she so desires. In doing this, she creates a new sense of self-awareness and understanding; psychologically involved in the art-making process.
Marcello's photographic interests span from nature and landscape to “old world imagery” often related to his Italian background, but also to the American urban landscape as it relates to its original European roots.
My encaustic work started as an experimental departure from my photography, as I began to find photographing a literal scene unsatisfactory. Wanting more, I began investigating the deconstruction of the photograph.
Joshalyn Barba has a bachelor's degree in Art and Spanish Education at Baldwin Wallace University. She has experience in Painting, Photoshop, Sculpting, Scenic Painting, Jewelry Design, Ceramics, Drawing, Printmaking, and Photography. She has been doing ceramics since 2005. Joshalyn Barba creates and sells customized jewelry and ceramic pieces.
I am most interested in physical attraction. The way molecules bond, the gravitational pull of the universe keeping it together, the chemical reactions; all of which are beautifully expressed in the medium of glass.