PATRICIA REILLY

Patricia makes custom enameled copper and sterling-silver jewelry using traditional methods that've existed for centuries, but that she updates with skills and materials that have only just been discovered. She employs the chasing and repoussé processes to shape basic forms that are then embellished with color (enameling using a kiln or a torch), texture (etching and roller printing), and sometimes crocheted wire and felted fiber. "I am a maker because I love the fun of exploring many different materials and processes," Patricia says. "Making affords me the opportunity to be involved in communities or other makers. I am so grateful for the gift of being able to connect with people who understand and appreciate the effort and creativity involved in producing objects of beauty and craftsmanship."

www.patriciajanereilly.com

patriciajane.reilly@gmail.com