Todd Pownell

Caged

Medium/Materials: 18k yellow gold, darkened 14k white gold, diamonds

Dimensions: 1.25 x 1 x 1 inches

Year: 2015

Artist Statement: 

There is a romantic inclination or temper that underlies my approach to jewelry making and to life. I fabricate jewelry with an honest respect for the innate nature of the materials. Noble metals and gemstones display strong qualities of order and structure guiding my sense of attention and driving my admiration for the craft. There is also chaos in the process that incites my respect for the material. I strive for finished work that emulates the blend of chaos and order. 

Artist Biography:

Todd began his design studio practice in 2008 after leaving a many faceted career in commercial jewelry. Todd has taught and given numerous lectures and workshops focusing on topics including; stone setting, fabrication and building a viable studio. He is a Graduate Gemologist whose work has been featured in publications such as Lark Books and has received prizes including the Mort Abelson Best New Designer of the Year. Todd is a member of Ethical Metalsmith's and the Diamond Development Initiative.

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