This classically inspired collection was designed using unique freshwater pearls, hand sawn vintage silver coins featuring Lady Liberty, and 14 karat vermeil.
Stacey Lee Webber was born in Indianapolis, IN, in 1982. She received her BS at Ball State University, Muncie, IN, (2005) and her MFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (2008). In 2009, she was awarded a yearlong residency at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, IL. In order to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time artist, she later moved to Philadelphia, PA., where after four bustling years of teaching while working as a production jeweler, her dream came to fruition in 2015. Webber's work pushes the boundaries of everyday recognizable objects to the point of unidentifiable. Through material, she strives to make artwork that challenges viewers’ preconceived notions of the objects that surround them.
AIMEE PETKUS "My background in geology combined with my desire to create, manifests itself in the work that I make. I take the unique, magical, and mesmerizing world of rocks, gems and minerals, and present them in a way that sparks a curiosity in the stones that are being worn. I am inspired by the vast canvas nature provides, where one will find geometric patterns, order and repetitive elements along with haphazard, disordered chaos. I combine geometric and organic forms to show the duality of art and science within my life, but also to mimic these juxtapositions as found in nature."
ANNA JOHNSON “Through adornment I strive to highlight the incredibly high value of nature. Jewelry has provided me with a platform to interpret a survey of plant and animal life mixed with gems and minerals in a way that creates a direct and intimate connection with its viewers and wearers. As an artist my intention is to create soulful pieces that present nature in an...
The objective of Earrings Galore is to show rich and diverse examples of earrings made by emerging and established studio jewelers. Although each jeweler’s artistic intent may be specific, the show consists of a broad range of thoughtful work. The exhibition creates access for the public to engage with art jewelry for the first time or to add to their collection. Featuring 53 artists from around the world, Earrings Galore 2019 will be on view at Heidi Lowe Gallery throughout the year, with pop-ups in Chicago and New York City.