Precious? / USA


When removed from what is intended/natural and stripped of privilege one must find ways of soothing the mind.

A caged non-human may pace or repeatedly chew wood, and a dis-eased human may pace or saw metal. Rhythmic and repetitive movements encourage introspective or creative thinking.

As a maker I have adopted this practice and find that it eases the mind when the body is testing and acting as a reminder of impermanence.

I am drawn to the simplest technique of sawing/piercing as I find that I am able to forget about the process in the same way that some individuals may forget about the breath.



CwaB: Lien #16

Brooch, 2019

Sterling silver, stainless steel, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™

 CWaB: Lien #18

Necklace, 2020

Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed Comfy Perch™


1998 MFA University of Wisconsin-Madison Fine Art (Metals)

2020 Broken Beauty, Lalabeyou, Madrid, Spain
2020 When Worn, Melton Gallery, UCO Edmond, OK
2020 Broken Beauty, Alliages, Lille France
2020 Materials Hard and Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX
2019/20 CraftForms 2019/20 Annual International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2019 Heart Failure, Alliages, Madrid Spain
2019 2019 Beijing International Jewelry exhibition, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing, China
2019 Made with Intention, Taboo Studio Contemporary Jewelry, San Diego, CA
2019 re/collect, Teresa Faris and James Thurman, Alliages, Lille, France
2019 Wearable Pewter, Alliages, Lille, France
2019 Wearable Pewter, Ayse Taki Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2019 Legacy Award, Museum Espace Solidor in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
2019 Wearable Pewter, City Soles, Chicago
2019 Earrings Galore, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth, DE
2019 Circling Back, Adorned Spaces, SNAG Chicago

Mastering Contemporary Jewelry Design, Schiffer Publishing, 2020
The Avian Influence: Teresa Faris American Craft Magazine 2019

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