My jewelry is created by adapting the traditional champlevé enamel technique to the industrial powder coat system. Each piece of jewelry is hand-cut from brass and soldered in layers to create a dimensional surface that is colorful, durable and most of all, wearable. The illustrative matte black lines contrast with glossy pockets of color that I inlay by hand in a similar way vitreous enamel is wet-packed and inlaid in champlevé. I combine these forms with handmade sterling silver elements, such as posts, chains and clasps, and often create kinetic works that utilize my intimate knowledge of American Sign Language.
Studio Song: Black Moon Rising by Black Pumas