Layer Cake Locket
Copper, sterling silver, plastic, and butterfly wings
1.75 x 1.75 x 0.5 inches
Photographed by artist
I love the sensuality of working directly with silver and gold. I feel intimately the degree of pressure I’m putting on a stone I’m setting. I love the way it feels when a curl of metal peels away as I carve the graver into it. When I’m soldering I watch for that one brief moment when the metal is hot but not too hot.
Many of my pieces are a canvas for engraving. I’m interested in creating a new vocabulary for the engraved line, one that is improvisational, abstract, and expressive. I hope you love the sparkle inherent in a bright cut as much as I do; having my jewelry worn by people is the greatest reward.
Jessica Scofield was born in Portland Oregon, where she now lives with her nine year old daughter. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. She also studied at the Revere Academy in San Francisco California, and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, New York.