Artist Profile: Amy Tavern
It is with great pleasure that I’m starting this new series today, by presenting the recent work of one of my favorite jewelry artists, Amy Tavern.
I first found Amy’s work through Flickr and she continues to amaze me ever since!
Her jewelry can be found in galleries around the world and have also been featured in many prestigious publications in the field of contemporary jewelry. Apart from designing and making jewelry, she also teaches at the Penland School of Crafts.
Amy’s most recent collection is called “The Scrap Series”. By making it, she challenged herself to use items from the scrap pile and samples that she had collected during the past year. Pieces of oxidized silver are combined with cotton or linen fabric, torn paper, thread and yarn. Her lines and shapes are always simple and clean, the combination of materials is unpredictable and visually pleasing.
I wish scraps could always look so beautiful!
Thanks for reading!