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EBSQ Spotlight on Artist Made Jewelry: Robin Cruz McGee

This month’s featured gallery is Artist Made Jewelry. Handcrafted jewelry is not only an expression of the artist who created it but of the one who wears it.  Whether created in silver or gold; plain or sparkling with gems and stones, artist made jewelry is a coming together of personalities that is unique. Throughout the remainder of March, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of EBSQ’s Jewelry artists.

Robin Cruz McGee

Oyster Heart Pendant - Robin Cruz McGee

I move metal. I take inorganic, flat material and transform it. I hammer, stretch, shape, manipulate and model until that horizontal plane breathes into life. Although I have pursued many series, using every metal imaginable, my innate proclivity seems to be the organic form.  My tools become extensions of me when I am creating a new form and I am thoroughly consumed in the process of repousse, right through to the application of the final patina and findings. When I make a piece of jewelry, it is wearable sculpture. These are statement pieces, and usually not for the faint of heart. – Robin Cruz McGee

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