Anvil Fire and Time
About The Artist
Rejane Pratelli • Blacksburg, VA
Jewelry • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
Making baskets and jewelry is like drawing 3-dimensional shapes in the air, with wire the outline and paper the color. It’s a wonderful process combining two very different materials and turning them into functional and sculptural objects.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
Each piece is hand-fabricated using both traditional and unconventional techniques. Texture is achieved through reticulation, hammering on organic templates (stones, rusted rail parts), roll printing, and fusion. I design with my hands, letting gems and metals inspire me, and then just start making, which leads each time to a unique piece. Adding gold, pearls or patinas brings balance and light to the wild, organic shapes.