Thomas Griffith Evans
Wood & Porcelain Sculptural Jewelry
Albuquerque, NM 0
My current practice consists of wood jewelry with hand built porcelain accents. I employ industrial fabrication methods to produce personal adornment of singular form. It is small batch, repeatable but limited production: well suited to a one-person operation.
My friend and I harvest wood from his orchard in the northern New Mexico village of Cuartelez. As the trees become lumber in my shop, I control the cutting angle to create quartersawn, riftsawn, and flatsawn stock. Each of these cuts exposes the grain in a distinct way, enabling me to select the most appropriate pieces for maximum visual impact.
Cutting open a log and seeing the exposed grain for the first time is one of the most exciting parts of the whole process. My mind races with possibilities as the inside is revealed. I strive to convey this excitement by crafting carefully finished, simple forms to celebrate the beauty of each piece of wood.
As discerning individuals seek alternatives to precious metals and exotic gemstones, they will discover meticulously crafted wearables in nontraditional materials. My role is to facilitate this discovery process by sharing the story of some special trees and the jewelry that I make from it.
See the work in these galleries:
American Museum of Ceramic Art – Pomona, CA
Scojo’s – Albuquerque, NM
• Wholesale orders accepted
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