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Patricia Tschetter: artist statement

I have two goals for my jewelry:

I want my work with granulation to be contemporary and not solely based on historical examples of granulation. I use oxidized (blackened) silver, minimalist shapes, architectural structures, and even non-traditional materials with 22kt yellow and white gold granulation. I thrive in the dichotomy between this ancient surface decoration called granulation and a contemporary aesthetic and use of materials. By combining contemporary materials such as oxidized silver, Argentium® or steel with gold granulation the price is more affordable. Art should be accessible to more than just the very wealthy.

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