Monday, November 3, 2008

guest star friday #28... the west coast edition part 2

brooch, 18k gold, silk, quartz

last week's guest star friday did not happen - finding the internet while traveling can be challenging so i had to postpone until now. my guest star for the san francisco part of my west coast trunk show tour is raissa bump. raissa is a favorite of mine both as a person and as an artist. i met her about a year ago at the penland school of crafts when i was her assistant. we did not know each other beforehand, but became fast friends. raissa's jewelry features a combination of her two interests - metals and textiles. (in addition to jewelry, she also makes knitwear.) she layers materials and mixes opposites in a complementary way that is intuitive and effortless. she also includes subtle details, like a few stones, and often leaves behind little reminders of the handwork, like the unclipped ends of thread. her pieces remind me of abstract paintings and sculpture and are beautiful both on an off the body.

brooch, 18k gold, silk, sapphires

buttons, silver, antique glass beads, thread

necklace, 18k gold, pearls, silver, mixed media

thanks for reading.

1 comment:

Sayo said...

I love that last necklace!