Artist Bios

KRISTI SWORD

Inspired by clean lines, repetitive patterns, and familiar forms I create classic sterling silver jewelry that highlights the subtle intricacies of form and construction through a minimalist approach. I began making jewelry in 2001 at the Savannah College of Art and Design and continued my studies at SUNY New Paltz from 2006-2008.













SAM GUILLEN

My main inspiration lays on the everyday experience of the urban landscape. My creative approach is driven by systematically inquiring how to transform urban complexity, often made of rough, straightforward technical elements, into visual sources for jewelry. For that purpose I systematically photograph fragments of the city that I might consider inspiring, and this photographic research always constitutes the start of my jewelry process. My pieces are all made in sterling silver using hollow construction and various oxidation techniques. My intent is that my pieces echo the entanglements of basic metallic elements that constitute the modern city: rough steel, visible welding junctures, scaffolding, tubing, fencing in subways and construction sites, bridges, etc. My aim is to constantly transform these structures and visual presences into motifs for my jewelry.

Danyell Rascoe

Danyell Rascoe's fascination for gems began as a young child who collected rocks and stones at the gift shop at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. During a business trip to India, that love was rekindled. Curves in space and ancient cultures are often present in her body of work but India remains the biggest influence in her jewelry. Her pieces are hand carved and fabricated using gemstones with intense saturation and her favorite, flawed stones with naturally occurring imperfection.

Dan-yell collection is an assessable line of Danyell’s first pieces sold at Layla Brooklyn, flash black of "Tola & Layla" days, and new favorites. Crafted in 10k & sterling silver.

Delicate solidity… Fine & modest… Hints of the past

-Made in Brooklyn-




LUCIA PEARL

Lucia Perluck approaches design by looking beyond the conventions of traditional jewelry, exploring the unique ways in which a piece might be worn and questioning what it may provide for the wearer apart from its aesthetic qualities. Lucia's current work combines these intentions with the experiences she has had abroad as an artist in residence, and her surroundings at home in Brooklyn.

Launched in 2014, Lucia Pearl Jewelry is the artists first line of production work. Lucia Pearl Jewelry blends fashion with contemporary design and a bit of engineering to offer unique jewelry pieces that are smart, elegant, versatile, and completely handmade.




kate.

In life and in my jewelry work, I am preoccupied with imperfect geometry. As someone who dreams in squiggles and triangles, I’m constantly experimenting with shape, line, and pattern, trying to figure out what it is about these forms that moves us, and what makes us want to wear certain ones on our bodies. I have an art history background, and I draw a lot of inspiration from studying ancient/primitive art, jewelry and objects, especially the wealth of material I have access to at museums here in New York. I like to imagine I am a powerful ruler of an ancient civilization, and design jewelry that I would want to be buried with in my elaborate tomb. My current collection is all about geometry that feels warm and approachable, and my desire to strike a balance between ancient and modern design.




Erin S Daily

Erin S. Daily is a metalsmith who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally, and her jewelry can be found in galleries and boutiques throughout the country. In addition to making, Erin co-owns and operates Brooklyn Metal Works, a collaborative metalsmithing studio, exhibition space, and concept lab. At BKMW Erin continues to pursue her love of teaching and her fascination with new ways to develop the ideas and practices of metalsmithing. Erin received her MFA in Metal from SUNY New Paltz, and her BFA in Metal from the University of Kansas.




E. Andrea Shiman

I believe in the integrity of hand-wrought objects and my pieces are often the result of experimentation, improvisation, and the hands-on process of working directly with the materials. My approach to design is very sculptural, using simple, abstract forms to construct adornment that is modern, striking, and wearable. My professional background is in architecture and information technology, but it has been in jewelry making that I have found my life's passion.