Jo Dean Sarins
Array of Elegance
Jo Dean Sarins
I am an Enamelist and metalsmith.
My passion is cloisonné enameling. A technique where either fine silver or 24K gold wire are formed in a design that is positioned on a base of fine silver. The enamels are packed in cloison cells to the top of the wires. Between each application the enamel is fired in a 1400-degree kiln 15 or more times. This provides shading, depth, and color.
The steps to reach the finished piece are labor intensive. After the firings, the piece must be ground down making all the areas even, to reach a finish that is smooth and reflexive.
A fabricated setting is made. I usually add semi-precious stones to my work. Each one-of-a-kind creation is made into a unique piece of wearable art.
I sell from my web site, galleries and shows. I also take special commissions.
The Frame Gallery
The Dalles Art Center
Pocosin Fine Crafts
THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:
Functional, Contemporary, Decorative, Artwork, Mixed media, Jewelry, Bright, Colorful, Complex, Earthy, Black, Blue, Brown, Ivory, Gold, Green, Grey, Indigo, Pink, Purple, Orange, Red, Silver, Turquoise, White, Yellow, Silver, Sterling silver, Gold, 22kt gold, 18kt gold, 14kt gold, Copper, Steel, Agate, Diamond, Emerald, Jasper, Labradorite, Moonstone, Opal, Oregon sunstone, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise, Reticulated, Fused, Soldered, Enamel, Textured, Hand fabricated, Flush set, Bezel set, Prong set, Bracelet, Broach, Cuff, Earrings, Necklace, Pendant, Ring
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Gorge Artist Open Studio
Sep 17 - Sep 19
10:00am - 05:00pm
The Dalles Art Center, 220 East 4th Street, The Dalles 97058
This is a art center with multiple artist. Mary Rollins-watercolor, Jo Dean Sarins-jewelry