After a long wait due to the disruptions of the Corona virus, Smith Galleries is pleased to offer you the jewelry of new artist Ashka Dymel.
In talking about her work Ashka says, "My approach to jewelry making and design is informed by my architectural training. Modernist movements such as the Bauhaus School, Russian Avant-garde art and mid-20th-century design aesthetics are my main inspirations. My goal is to achieve harmony in modular repetitions and variations on geometric forms. Primarily self taught, I avoid traditional stone setting techniques and connections. My work is recognized by the unique method of capturing stones within metal frames creating negative space as an integral part of composition. Use of thin wires to hold the elements together is another non-traditional technique allowing for movement and structural flexibility. Combination of unique materials and methods results in joyful pieces of wearable art."
All the work is handmade in her studio using sterling silver, 18k gold bi-metal and semi precious stones and minerals.