Karin White, Jewelry Artist
Karin can create custom pieces from your keepsake silverware. For example, using your mother’s or grandmother’s favorite silver spoon. Growing up scouring flea markets and tag sales with her mom, this eclectic artist developed an appreciation for vintage designs at an early age. She is inspired by the excess of the Victorians, the femininity of art nouveaux and the kitchiness of the 50’s. Passionate about reusing and recycling, Ms. White uses antique and vintage silverware, old hardware, bottle caps and other “found objects” in her designs. Working with metal clays, sterling silver, copper and gemstones, her earthy pieces are one of a kind art, meant to be worn every day.
Her signature piece, a bracelet made of an antique or vintage spoon, has earned her the nickname “the spoon lady.” Each piece is hand hammered and stamped with a word or saying using antique tools and then polished to bring out its individual texture. Ms. White studied art and photography at Montclair State College. She resides in Warren County with her three kids and her quirky dog, Violet. Her work is for sale at several retail locations and on weekends she can be found selling her designs at craft fairs, music festivals and home shows. For more information go to http://funkyearthartjewelry.com
Jeanine Erickson, Stained Glass , Jewelry
For the month of May, Jeanine Erickson will be featuring her Steampunk line of jewelry. All of her work is made from vintage watch and clock parts, sterling silver and titanium. The process begins with taking the clocks and watches apart, determining which parts are suitable for jewelry, then filing the sharp edges and creatively altering them to make innovative jewelry. For more information contact Jeanine at email@example.com
Open Gallery Tour and Art Sale Features 2 artists for the Month of May at Gallery 23 - Karin White and Jeanine Erickson