Rina Young Jewelry


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Meet the Artist

  • About This Artist

    While working at my first job, I began to make jewelry out of found objects. From there I took classes in metal and fell in love with both it’s elasticity and permanence. It never fails to inspire me to create objects to wear. I create everything by hand and each piece is a small sculpture to wear.

  • Q&A With This Artist

    A: All of my work is fabricated in my studio using hand held tools. I have found that muscle memory over the years helps me to create pieces that have the same form. Others are one-of-a-kind pieces that will never be recreated.

    A: I work with both metal and gemstones. The metal pieces are small sculptural objects that can be worn, and so create a dialogue with the wearer. The gemstones i work with express my fascination with nature and what she creates.

    A: While I find inspiration in art and architecture, often found objects can inspire a new collection of work. Never underestimate what is literally under your feet because sometimes you find a spark, sometimes a spark finds you.

    A: Experimentation is the basis of my practice. Often I walk into the studio I know what things I need to create, but not how they will be created. The wonder part comes from the pieces that come from the not knowing, as this is never predictable. This is what brings me back to creating day after day.

    A: When I was growing up, my parents took me to museums both at home and where ever we traveled, imprinting me at a young age the importance of art and the value of looking and exploring.

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