Next Friday evening I will be at Fancy in Belltown for the opening of Accumulation. The show will be featuring work from three of my favorite local jewelry artists Rachel Rader, Sarah Loertscher, and Dixie Darling. Check out Fancy's blog to read interviews with these lovely ladies.
Rachel and I share the same obsessions for both ocean life and sugary confections. All of her amazing jewelry and glass work are deep sea encrusted and dripping with with frosting! Well not actual frosting, but it is hard for me to resist the temptation of putting her work in my mouth.
Sarah's work is so lovely in its visual simplicity, my eyes effortlessly follow the contours of her crystallineforms. However technically there is nothing minimal about these filigree structures. Sarah's attention to detail and regard for fine craftsmanship is evident in all of her work.
There are really no words to describe how exciting it is for me to visit Dixie's studio and drool over her collection of color pallets. Usually taking the form of trays; full of colorful, miniature "num-nums" What's more exciting, is to see how she combines these elements into decadent wearable works of art.
As you can see Rachel, Sarah and Dixie each have a unique aesthetic, but "accumulation" is definitely the common ground in all of their work. I am beyond excited to see all of their new work and how they transform the gallery space with installations to display the jewelry! Come out to the show this Friday and you will not be disappointed. Support these local artists by splurging on some of their beautiful jewels, or just come and be inspired, by what I am sure will be a feast for the eyes! I hope to see you there!