Moth to a Flame Jewelry

Moth to a Flame Jewelry

About The Artist

Abbi Tucker • Savannah, GA

My work comes from a love of crafting and telling stories. I grew up with my nose in a book, enthralled by the worlds and characters contained within the pages, and wishing I could step into their realm. I now seek to capture that same level of whimsy and magic within my own work. Whether it's a metallic pelt of a chimeric creature, or a cloud drift spun into a ring, I'd like to infuse a little bit of wonder into mundanity. I am first and foremost a storyteller; I just write in metal instead of ink.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

I make everything by hand in my studio in Savannah, GA using traditional metalsmithing techniques and hand carved wax forms. I think best with my hands, so a lot of designing happens at the bench rather than the sketchbook. I like to see how the elements of a piece want to go together and I think that element of spontaneity lends my work a feeling of life.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

I was drawn to metalsmithing initially because while the tools have evolved over time, the process is vastly unchanged from what it was millennia ago. It feels like I get to take part in an age-old tradition.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

I don't create work around a few signature techniques; each project dictates what techniques I need to use, or potentially learn in order to best capture my vision. I think I would get really bored only working in a select skillset. I enjoy the challenge of fitting seemingly very different pieces together, and the payoff of finally feeling adept at a technique I've been working on.