Ashley Procopio

Hand-fabricated Sterling Silver Jewelry

Artist contact info:

ashleyprocopiojewelry@gmail.com

http://www.aprocopiojewelry.etsy.com

 

Spring 2019 Exhibit Location #13  Wheelchair Accessible

Newton City Hall  
1000 Commonwealth Ave
Newton Centre
 
 
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I consider myself to be primarily self-taught since my only formal training is from a metalsmithing class I took at the Brookline Arts Center a decade ago. The next time I touched metal was in 2015 when I built a studio in my apartment’s dining room and began a collection. I was determined for jewelry to be my ticket out of corporate America. I worked every free moment to get my business off the ground. Within 4 months, I had left my office job to pursue jewelry full-time.

Every piece is hand-fabricated by me. My work is primarily sterling silver and I occasionally integrate gold elements. I’m drawn to imperfections. For that reason, my jewelry has an industrial, worn appearance. I intentionally put scratch marks in my work and oxidized pieces to show texture.

My business is in year 4 and my work is constantly evolving but there are some principles I will always stand behind: stay small, touch every piece, and create what I would wear. I have graduated from the dining room and my studio is now based at Stonybrook Fine Arts in Jamaica Plain.
 

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