The Smithery

The Smithery

About The Artist

Anne Holman • Columbus, OH

Designed and created as a true collaboration between two metalsmiths, our jewelry explores natural motifs and earth inspired textures, often paired with unique gems. Each piece demonstrates the synergy of our individual perspectives and skill sets to create a shared vision. Beginning with raw materials that are transformed through hand fabrication or lost wax casting, we utilize traditional metalsmithing techniques, with each step completed in our studio from recycled sterling silver and gold.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

Our work is made collaboratively, often passing a piece between the two of us throughout the process. All pieces are created using traditional metalsmithing techniques in the hand fabrication and lost wax casting processes. One of our favorite parts of the process is developing ways to mimic textures witnessed in nature on the surface of metal. We utilize roll printing, manipulated tools, reticulation, fusing and wax carving in many pieces.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

Using traditional techniques make us feel like we are part of a larger history of craftspeople and makers. The connection with the hand, and the tactile response to materials is something we value deeply. As makers of tiny objects, we love to get lost in the details. We are both avid hikers and enjoy going on these adventures together. You can often find us in big landscapes crouched down looking at the macro textures on natural surfaces banking them in our minds to inspire future pieces.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

For many years we each had individual metalsmithing practices creating independent bodies of work. Together, we founded The Smithery, a studio and gallery in 2014. We discovered there was a unique synergy when we worked side by side in the studio and combined our individual practices together 5 years ago. Although we closed the gallery, due in part to the pandemic in 2021, we are both passionate about this jewelry that we have been creating together and will continue to do so as The Smithery.