Ashley Buchanan

Johnson City, TN | Exhibiting Since 2014

My current body of work is a series of hand-cut, powder coated jewelry that focuses on pattern and decoration in order to reference ornamentation and historical jewelry motifs. Because silhouettes allow me to reduce objects and images down to their most basic form, I am able to reference the history of jewelry but with a clean, contemporary aesthetic. By combining the handmade with the industrial, I am able to produce pieces that speak to the tradition of Craft while still maintaining the seductive quality that jewelry possesses.