I recieved my undergraduate degree from Carleton College in Studio Art, with a concentration in metalsmithing, or more specifically silversmithing.
After spending a semester abroad with the Sea Education Association, a program that involved working on a sailing vessel for six weeks, I became interested in rope and line. On a sailboat one is constantly working with lines of different weights and functions, as well as the knots that they form. I took this interest in lines and applied it to my studies in metalsmithing.
The pieces featured here all use spun silver wire for their connections. The threads all begin from strands of fine silver, and have different uses depending on their thickness and configuration. The forms I chose were boxes and geometric pendants that gain complexity through their connections.
Professor: Timothy Lloyd