Victoria Varga Jewelry


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Meet the Artist

  • About This Artist

    I received my BS in fine arts from Skidmore College in 1984. After completing graduate studies in metals at Syracuse University I moved to New York City with my husband, Daniel Brouder, where we co-founded our first studio. After fourteen years in Manhattan we relocated our studio to the coast of Maine where we continue to hand fabricate jewelry of my design. From my early years in New York I have crafted jewelry that combines precious metals with a variety of materials that are often discounted as ordinary. I have perfected a process of combining sterling silver, 23 karat gold leaf, resin, crushed stone and common artist pigments to create my signature line of jewelry. Instantly recognized for its timeless good looks my pieces delight both men and women with an innovative combination of unexpected materials and whimsical design.

  • Q&A With This Artist

    A: My work is a blend of traditional techniques and state of the art technology. The desired effect I want to achieve when creating a new piece of jewelry dictates the tools I use. If I can make something new with a hammer; I use it. If something can be made better with a computer, and a 3D printer, I put my hammer aside and turn to my computer. My new work is a hybrid of both worlds.

    A: I love to create with my hands. As a young girl I was always drawing, painting, and making little sculptures out of found objects. It's the same for me today. My studio is where I spend most of my time. I never tire of creating.

    A: I love to paint. For over thirty-five years I have devoted myself to creating pieces of jewelry on a very small scale. Most of my customers have no idea that I spend as much time as I can painting Maine seascapes on a much larger scale.

    A: It is immensely satisfying to have all the elements of a piece of jewelry come together as a finished piece. I never tire of the "A-Ha" moment when I can step back, look at something I have created, and realize it is finally finished.

    A: Alexander Calder and Paul Klee - for whimsy

    Georgia O’Keeffe - for color

    David Smith - for his play of positive and negative space

    Isamu Noguchi - for sensuality

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