Saturday, June 19, 2010

Laura Hutchcroft Jewelry Featured at Smith Galleries

Laura Hutchcroft is a featured artist at Smith Galleries. Laura Hutchcroft's jewelry is a combination of precious and non-precious materials, exploring form, structure, and balance. Her work takes it’s inspiration from a diverse assortment of influences; the natural environment, architecture, fashion, music, and solitude. All of which provide infinite potential for creativity. These influences have culminated in what can only be described as an eclectic collection of jewelry. Visually and structurally she strives to achieve rhythm by the simplest means, creating ornaments that compliment the body.

Laura's designs emerge through material exploration and experimentation. Made by manual processes, sawing, filing, shaping, and coaxing, these low-tech processes keep her in physical contact with my materials, an important element of my play. Jewelry as art is open to interpretation; the objects are imparted with meaning and value through the wearer’s attachment and association. By becoming part of the wearer’s experience and personal expression Laura's work is transformed and completed.

See a slide show of Laura's work available at Smith Galleries here, or still images here. Contact Smith Galleries at 800.272.3870 to purchase. See our other jewelry artists here.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mary and Lou Ann Jewelry at Smith Galleries

Smith Galleries features a large selection of jewelry by Mary and Lou Ann.

Mary and Lou Ann are inspired by the awesome power and potential of the atom. Chemistry, cellular structure, DNA, mathematics, spirituality, the nature of reality and our planetary travels provide the primary sources of fodder for color, form and texture. They are drawn to exploring the void in our work. The void is the space between breathes/atoms.

They are both trained silversmiths who met while they were students at the University of New Mexico. Their work is truly collaborative and they share equally in all aspects of design and production.

Click here to see some of the new pieces in the gallery. Smith Galleries is located in The Village at Wexford on beautiful Hilton Head Island. Gallery hours are 10 - 6 Monday through Saturday. 800.272.3870