[New Orchid Gallery] Laura J Teague

Laura J Teague

The paradox that beautiful jewelry that is easy to wear can evolve
from wire and sheets of metal is almost unbelievable to me. It all
happens through experimentation, imagination and determination in
order to shape the metal into a form that is right for each piece.

I am inspired by art, nature and by the ancient patterns used to
produce protective clothing in another time and place. The patterns
used in clothing were strong by necessity but, at the same time,
incredibly beautiful and fluid, moving with the body - qualities
that are shared by the classic jewelry that I design and make.

I work in sterling silver, copper, and brass using traditional
coiling and refining techniques and hand tools. Many of my pieces
are made from hundreds or thousands of small metal rings, which I
make in my studio. The rings are then interconnected by hand, one by
one, into the desired pattern.

Passion is contagious! Show us your passion, Show us your work!

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