Stamped 2017

Stamped 2017

An investigation into the ancient art of toreutics (the art of making a design in relief or intaglio, particularly by chasing, embossing and carving metal). These items are a homage to the historic metalsmithing techniques used by the Machupe and the Navajo. I was inspired and humbled to know that, despite so many years passing, metal working techniques are very much the same now as when these indigenous and nomadic communities were creating their iconic adornments.

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