Metal Objects

Metal Objects

About The Artist

Kim Sheridan • Easthampton, MA

There is no greater satisfaction than to take a sheet of metal–cut it, hammer it, solder it– and turn it into the design in my head. I use classic metalsmithing tools and techniques–from a simple jeweler’s saw to repousse and chasing tools, and I get to use a torch–this makes me happy. Inspired by motifs from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, I try to interpret the details of what defined these eras into modern, minimal, everyday jewelry and big, bold, statement pieces.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

My primary materials are sterling silver, copper and titanium, adding color through the addition of ground glass and epoxy resin, enamel, or by anodizing. The process begins with a sketch, lots of experimentation and prototyping. Failure and refinement change the original idea along the way, and this need for flexibility and problem-solving excites me. My work is fabricated by hand using a combination of traditional metalsmithing tools and new-fangled technology.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

I love that the materials I work with allow me to make bold graphic statements.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

I use simple forms and bold, saturated colors with a bit of whimsey thrown in. I like accessories that are a bit quirky, unexpected, and always fun…. I hope you do too.