Meet the Artist
About This Artist
My jewelry career began in my father’s stained glass studio where I fashioned jewelry from scraps of discarded glass. After attending the SCAD BFA program in metals and jewelry I was employed as a silversmithing instructor, a bench jeweler, and studio goldsmith, while building my brand Seth Michael Studio. Additionally I earned a graduate degree in art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I researched and wrote about the therapeutic benefits of metalsmithing.
Q&A With This Artist
A: All pieces of jewelry are hand made by the artist using an array of goldsmithing, silversmithing, and chasing techniques. Additionally I will carve and polish my own stones or ceramic and/or carbon fiber components.
A: I love the idea that I am creating something that is meant to last several lifetimes. This is something I will consider before starting any piece. The silver, gold, and gemstones I use are infinitely recyclable. Gold is my favorite material of all. I can understand why it has captured the imagination of people for thousands of years.
A: In addition to functioning as wearable jewelry many of my pieces can also be freestanding sculptures. I always consider all angles of each piece regardless of how it is meant to be worn. Many people comment on how lightweight each piece is. I am able to achieve this by hand fabricating every piece which allows me to maximize the surface area while simultaneously creating stable structure.
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