Student Show 2013: Exhibition Opening

This past Thursday we had the opening of our 4th annual Student Show and it was so fantastic! If you missed it, take a look at the incredible work of our participating artists….

Jennifer Salta

Uprooted Silver, Turquoise 2013

Uprooted
Silver, Turquoise, Wax Carving I Class
2013

King Brass 2013

King
Brass
2013, Wac Carving I Class

Hand crafted Brass 2013, Wax Carving I Class

Hand crafted
Brass
2013, Wax Carving I Class

What is your current occupation? Assistant jewelry designer at Satya Jewelry

What classes have you taken at Liloveve? Wax Carving I

How does jewelry fit into your life? I would say that jewelry pretty much consumes my life. If I am not at work I am taking classes or creating on my own.

Where do you draw your inspiration? Mostly the places I visit and places I have created in my mind that may not really exists.

Ryan Swearingen

Watermelon Tourmaline Stacker Silver, Watermelon Tourmaline 2013

Watermelon Tourmaline Stacker
Silver, Watermelon Tourmaline
2013

 

Stamped Hexagon Silver, Brass 2013

Stamped Hexagon
Silver, Brass
2013

 

Orange Agate double ring Silver, Agate 2013

Orange Agate double ring
Silver, Agate
2013

What is your current occupation? Mental Health Counselor

What classes have you taken at Liloveve? Ring making intensive

How does jewelry fit into your life? As a form of communication and expression

Where do you draw your inspiration? symbols, mysticism, organic process

Skip LaTronica

Buffalo Turquoise, Howlith, Silver set in Cocobolo 2013

Buffalo
Turquoise, Howlith, Silver set in Cocobolo
2013

 

Sea Turtle Green Jasper, Silver, Jade, Garnet, Labradorite, Sunstone, Prehnite, Bloodstone, Moonstone, Citrine, Fluorite, Leather 2012

Sea Turtle
Green Jasper, Silver, Jade, Garnet, Labradorite, Sunstone, Prehnite, Bloodstone, Moonstone, Citrine, Fluorite, Leather
2012

 

Hug Hand-dyed Soapstone, Black Fire Agate, Botswana Agate, Carnelian, Leather 2012

Hug
Hand-dyed Soapstone, Black Fire Agate, Botswana Agate, Carnelian, Leather
2012

Occupation: Office/Project Manager for construction company

What classes have you taken at Liloveve? Intro to Silversmithing

How does jewelry fit into your life? The biggest part of “heart” is “art”. The Muse speaks, I obey.

Where do you draw your inspiration? I think maybe my Native American roots give me a sense of what’s in the slab before me, of which stones will harmonize, which will create a dissonance. While none of these particular pieces are for sale, similar ones can be created in your choice of a large variety of stones. Others can be seen on my Facebook  page, “Eclectic Omega.”

Cindy Horrigan

Vertex Ring Brass 2013, Wax Carving I

Vertex Ring
Brass
2013, Wax Carving I

 

Lunar Pendant Sterling Silver 2013, Wax Carving I

Lunar Pendant
Sterling Silver
2013, Wax Carving I

 

Hudsucker Ring Sterling Silver 2012

Hudsucker Ring
Sterling Silver
2012

Sue Keown

Kokopelli Flute Player PMC, .999 Fine Silver Clay, Oxidized 2013, PMC Workshop

Kokopelli Flute Player
PMC, .999 Fine Silver Clay, Oxidized
2013, PMC Workshop

 

Silver Wings Amulet PMC, .999 Fine Silver Clay, neoprene, Oxidized  2012, PMC Workshop

Silver Wings Amulet
PMC, .999 Fine Silver Clay, neoprene, Oxidized
2012, PMC Workshop

 

Mayan Priest Lost Wax Casting, Bronze, Greek Leather Cord, Oxidized  2013, Wax Carving II Class

Mayan Priest
Lost Wax Casting, Bronze, Greek Leather Cord, Oxidized
2013, Wax Carving II Class

What is your current occupation? Student

What classes have you taken at Liloveve? Silversmithing, Wax Carving, Stone setting, chain making, & PMC (precious metal clay)

Where do you draw your inspiration? Myth, Native American Art and Spiritualism, Indian Art, geometrical designs, art deco

Rosanne Puchal

Antique Copper Wire Crocheted Bracelet Wire, Turquoise, Pearls, Brass Beads 2013

Antique Copper Wire Crocheted Bracelet
Wire, Turquoise, Pearls, Brass Beads
2013

 

Silver and Purpless Crocheted Bracelet Silver Wire, Silver Beads, Amethyst and Agate Beads 2013

Silver and Purpless Crocheted Bracelet
Silver Wire, Silver Beads, Amethyst and Agate Beads
2013

Occupation: Professional makeup artist for TV, film and print.

What classes have you taken at Liloveve? Wire crochet workshop, Viking knit workshop, earrings intensive

 How does jewelry fit into your life? I like creating designs with color and shapes, not necessarily symmetrical, but aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Which, to me, is an extension of what I do as a makeup artist.

Where do you draw your inspiration? The color wheel and nature.

Erica Ffolliott

Filigree Ring Sterling Silver, Aquamarine 2013, Filigree Workshop

Filigree Ring
Sterling Silver, Aquamarine
2013, Filigree Workshop

 

Erica Ffolliot_Filigree Ring back

What’s your current occupation? unemployed

What classes have you taken at Liloveve? Intro to Silversmithing, wax carving, chain making, Ring design, filigree, tube setting, flush setting.

How does jewelry fit into your life? Hobby, possible career interest

Where do you draw your inspiration? organic objects, ancient artwork, geometric shapes

Mary Feng

Leaves in Flame Silver 2013, Intro to Silversmithing

Leaves in Flame
Silver
2013, Intro to Silversmithing

What’s your current occupation? Interactive Producer

What classes have you taken at Liloveve? Intro to Silversmithing

How does jewelry fit into your life? It is a wonderfully meticulous medium where most (if not all) of the creative output is manifested from my imagination.

Where do you draw your inspiration? Currently, most of my inspiration comes from nature and organic shapes.

Monica Ruzansky

Sun rise necklace 14K Gold & 2 pt. diamond 2012

Sun rise necklace
14K Gold & 2 pt. diamond
2012

 

Drop diamond necklace 14K Yellow with 13 white diamonds 2013

Drop diamond necklace
14K Yellow with 13 black diamonds
2013

 

Square diamond necklace 14K Gold and 9 white diamonds 2013

Square diamond necklace
14K Gold and 9 white diamonds
2013

 

Monica Ruzansky_Diamond Ring

What classes have you taken at Liloveve? Rose Cut Diamond Ring, Gold Alloying, Stackable Rings and Flush Setting

How does jewelry fit into your life? It is a drive for me! It’s like my happy pill, takes me from one place to the next one, always exploring and learning non-stop.

Where do you draw your inspiration? It really varies, it can start by looking at a stone – it’s color, or shape. Looking at patterns in nature is a very rich source of inspiration for me, and as well as I really take pleasure in looking at reflections or glimpses of light and I try to translate that into my work. Other great unexpected inspirational moments happen in the studio during the design and production processes, where mistakes become a starting point for a new idea or even become an actual piece themselves.

Jane Durand

Power Ring Brass 2013, Wax Carving I

Power Ring
Brass
2013, Wax Carving I

What’s your current occupation? Jewelry Production Assistant / Marketing

How does jewelry fit into your life? Intro to Silversmithing and Wax carving

How does jewelry fit into your life? Jewelry’s place in my life has evolved greatly since I took my first class at Liloveve. It started out as a much needed creative outlet, and for the past six months it has been the focus of my work life. My pursuit of learning more about design and production has led me to some of the most unexpected and fulfilling experiences of my life.

Where do you draw your inspiration? Architecture, modern design and the utilization of negative space.

Juan Carlos PrimoJuan Carlos Primo_2

 

The show is up through Sunday, September 22 from Noon – 5pm.

 

 

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