Esther Metals LLC
About The Artist
Esther Sullivan • Bozeman, MT
Jewelry • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I grew up in rural Vermont, and then moved to Montana for college where I graduated with a BFA in Metalsmithing. Over the next decade I honed skills working under several jewelers and technical workshops to be able to merge my sculpture background with my refined skills as a bench jeweler. My work is hand fabricated, using the torch and forging methods paired with patina work to create contrasts in both color, form and texture to illuminate the elements of the design and story of my work.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My jewelry is purely hand fabricated, using hand tools with reclaimed and fairmined precious metals and sustainably sourced stones. Advanced torch work and forging are methods I use to create highly textured surfaces in contrast with strong, clean lines. Oxidation paired with depletion gilding are then added into the designs to illuminate the subtle elements and details of the form and story of the work.