Theresa St. Romain
About The Artist
Theresa St. Romain • Tucker, GA
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Theresa St. Romain uses silver, copper, brass, and handmade shibuichi, as well as metalsmithing techniques such as alloying, fabrication, forging, soldering, cold connections, surface texturing, and patinas, to explore the concept of landscape and construction elements to fabricate, creating pieces with a visual and tactile texture. Theresa lives near Atlanta; she learned her craft from talented instructors and metalsmiths, along with playful, yet intense, on-going experimentation and practice.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I use silver, copper, brass, bronze, and shibuichi, as well as metalsmithing techniques such as alloying, fabrication, forging, soldering, cold connections, surface texturing, and patinas. I alloy my own shibuichi, of various silver content. When I work with the shibuichi sheet, I first heat it with the torch to bring up the reticulation, the surface bubbling, and following the heat of the flame. This patterning helps me figure out what I’ll use the piece for, how I will incorporate that into my design.