by Deborah Richardson
18", sterling silver
"As a metalsmith, I fabricate my jewelry using the techniques of forging, raising, peening. milling and soldering sterling silver, 14 karat gold and goldfilled wire and sheet. Working the hard, cold metals into visually soft and fluid ornaments to wear gives me great satisfaction. I have always been drawn to the curved, organic forms of nature. One can see this reflected in my visual vocabulary in metal, a language evocative of grapevine tendrils, river ripples and cloudlike swirls."