Patricia Wellenkamp Jewelry

Textured,Mixed Metal Jewelry

Artist contact info:

857-523-8233

bluecloud@earthlink.net

http://www.patriciawellenkamp.com

 

Spring 2017 Exhibit Location #10  Wheelchair Accessible

Newton City Hall  
1000 Commonwealth Ave
Newton Centre
 
 
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I started learning jewelry metal smithing techniques six years ago. I sold my craft gallery in Somerville MA and began taking classes at area community art centers and at Boston’s North Bennet Street School and the Haystack Mountain Center for Crafts in Maine. In 2012, I rented a studio in Somerville, MA and started producing and selling my work.
I use stamping, engraving, hammering and the rolling mill to create a multitude of textures. I get a lot of joy out of mixing a variety of surfaces and metals (sterling silver, copper, brass, gold fill, gold leaf) to create harmonious wholes. I also enjoy making pieces that incorporate moving pieces.
Lately, I have been etching copper and incorporating found metal pieces like rusty nails and vintage manufactured pieces. I like to make large pieces that provoke conversation about what jewelry is and also smaller affordable pieces that many feel comfortable wearing.
 

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