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Transformation - Differences Unite Us

Materials: Reclaimed/Recycled Sterling Silver and Copper
Dimensions: approx 1.25" x 1.25"

This ring is part of a series entitled “Transformations”. These pieces are created 100% with metal from my ‘scap bin’.We work in many different styles and materials - yet we all are faced with some amount of scrap. In addition, in creating this line, I have considered how we all face different experiences and challenges in life, yet there is a commonality to it all - certain experiences common to humankind.
These experiences shape us all, transforming us little by little - sometimes for the better, and sometimes, well, not s much.

Photo credit: Self

Janice Fowler
Doxallo Designs Studio
Ellicott City, USA

I am a studio artist creating primarily one of a kind pieces. I enjoy using technique as inspiration; choosing very often to design and create based on a technique or tool I am drawn to at the moment.

Ganoksin hosts the jewelry list Orchid, with over 13,000 list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences. The exhibition theme grew out of a desire to celebrate the creativity encompassed in this wide variety.

Artists were free to interpret the theme in any way they chose. Each artist could submit up to six pieces. Interpretations include uniting different materials into one cohesive form; intellectual and emotional “unitings”, where the meaning of the piece unites multiple concepts; the uniting of time - past, present and future; and a number that focus on the harmony created when uniting multiple materials and/or concepts.

The work submitted involved a wide range of jewelry techniques, from very traditional to very cutting edge, as well as using materials from traditional precious metals and gemstones to “re-purposed” and “up-cycled” materials.

The exhibition showcases 330 images chosen from entries from over 111 artists representing 26 countries.

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands

Many of the participants began their interest in jewelry at a young age. Some are relative newcomers to the field, and some have over 35 years of experience as professional jewelers and goldsmiths. While some grew up in families that were goldsmiths, and followed in those footsteps, others only began creating jewelry as adults.