2014 SAUL BELL DESIGN AWARD WINNERS
Emerging Jewelry Artist
Reserved for designers, 21 years of age or younger, this category places no limitation on media used and requires only that the finished piece is wearable jewelry adornment and fabricated by the entrant.
Artist Statement: "Calíope" uses stylized lines and organic forms that blend with the beauty of the gemstone, bringing us the appearance of the metal involving it, achieving a subtle integration of all the parts of the jewel. It also uses smooth and bright textures, which help the colors of the stone stand out. All these aspects joined to achieve an elegant, unique and different ring.
Auburn, Washington, USA
Artist Statement: What inspired me to make this piece was my passion for working with horses and my attention to equine movement and tranquility. The name "Renoir’s Desire" actually came together from two of the horses I know, and I decided to add them to the sculpture's story.