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Robyn Nichols - Jewelry Gallery


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Robynnichols.com
Live and work in Kansas City, MO., USA and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

My desire to create is continuously inspired by the essence of life which nature and botany are symbols and themes in my work. Natural beauty and function are my most important accomplishments in every piece I create. The curves and balance in my flatware for instance are equally influenced by how they should feel in the hands of the user and how well they fit the requirements of their use. An awareness of the function of an object is always taken into consideration at the inception of its design.

Since the breath of life, the flow of movement found in all growing things is so important as an expression through out my work, I fabricate my creations; using Old World techniques such as repousse and chasing, forging down of wire work and laboriously high polishing everything before it goes into the hands of my collectors. I use silver for its reflectiveness and apply techniques to catch light in a way to make my pieces appear to have breath or the essence of growing.

My style is strong and distinctive; highly detailed and illustrative. I am a self taught metalsmith; smithing in sterling silver and high karat gold since the early 70’s. Along with smithing, I have continued the study of horticulture, which is repetitious in my work.

Copyright date: 1988
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: spoon 10.5"long x 3.5"wide face x 3" wide
server 11" long x 2.25" wide face x 5 long


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Garlic Tops, Salt and Pepper Vessels

Copyright date: 1989
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: 5.25" tall x 3" diameter


#3

Hibiscus Beverage Ladle

Copyright date: 1990
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: 4" tall x 15" long x 4" wide


#4

Thorns Bud Vase

Copyright date: 2006
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: 6" tall x 6" wide, vase 6.5" tall x 1.5" taper to 1/2"


#5

Rose Champagne Flute

Copyright date: 2006
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: 10" tall x 3" wide base x 3" wide mouth


#6

Wormwood Leaf Absinthe Cocktail Spoon

Copyright date: 2008
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: 6" long x 2" wide


#7

Japanese Maple Leaf Pendant (jewelry)

Copyright date: 1997
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: 2" tall x 2" wide x 1/2" thick


#8

Thatch Palm Leaf Brooch (jewelry)

Copyright date: 2006
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: 3" tall x 3" wide


#9

Water Lily on Quartz Crystal Necklace

Copyright date: 2007
Medium: Sterling silver on sand blased quartz crystal with
sterling wire clasp
Size: Pendant 3" tall x 2.25" wide x 1" deep


#10

Poppy Blossom on Chinese freshwater pearls

Copyright date: 2008
Medium: Sterling silver on Chinese freshwater pearls
Size: Pendant 3" tall x 3" wide x 1.25" deep


#11

Willow Branches Hanukkah Lamp (Jewish ceremonial piece)

Copyright date: 1991
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: 8" tall x 16" long x 4" wide


#12

Beyond Barriers Hanukkah Lamp (Jewish ceremonial piece)

Copyright date: 1992
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: 8” tall x 16” long x 4” wide


#13

Kemper Museum Inauguration Letter-opener

Copyright date: 1994
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: 8.5" long x 1.5" wide


#14

Morning Glory Creamer (series of three)

Copyright date: 1996
Medium: Sterling silver, creamer interior is 24 karat plating
Size: 13" tall x 11" long x 3" wide
Permanent Collection, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach


#15

Brambles Vase with Floral Frog

Copyright date: 1998
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: 18" tall x 3.5" wide taper to point, stand 4" wide x 5" tall
Permanent Collection, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach


#16

Bouquet, Vase and Tray

H & R Block Commission
Copyright date: 2000
Medium: Sterling silver and 18 karat gold
Size: Bouquet, 12" tall x 10" wide x 4" deep
Vase exterior lace 6" tall x 9"wide x 9" deep
Vase 6" tall x 6" wide x 4" deep
Tray 2.5" tall x 17" long x 10" wide


#17

Rose Ice Cream Bowl

Copyright date: 2006
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: 4" tall x 3.5" diameter x 5.25" wide


#18

Thatch Palm Bowl

Copyright date: 2007
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: 2.75" tall x 5.25" wide x 4" diameter
Permanent Collection, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO


#19

Locust, Chestnut and Ginkgo Vase

Copyright date: 2008
Medium: Sterling silver
Size: 11" tall x 5" diameter