Ryanne Sebern - Jewelry Artist

Turquoise Canyons- Silver, copper, mokume gane and Blue Gem Turquoise 7/8"

Exploration in the arts is more than conquering a medium.  The creation of a physical piece of work translates ideas within the artist’s mind.  As a jeweler, my goal is to interpret my surroundings using fine metals and gems, as well as other interesting materials.  My jewelry varies from abstract to representational.  As I work, I feel it is important for me to create each body of work with respect to a theme; in doing so I allow the theme to guide me through the design and creation of each piece.

When designing a piece, I consider aesthetic appeal and wear-ability.  I enjoy the challenge of making jewelry exploring negative and positive space and movement.  I also play with contrast in my work by using different textures, metals, stones and shapes.  The combination of these elements has allowed my work to become coherent in concept and diverse in nature.

I have been in Northern Arizona since 1992- and absolutely love it.  I found my passion for jewelry making at Yavapai College in Prescott in 1994, finished a bachelors in fine arts at NAU in 1999, and became certified to teach in 2000.  In the last ten years I have developed a career in outdoor recreation working as a backcountry guide in the southwest.  I have gained much inspiration from the many days spent outdoors.

I hope you enjoy wearing your new jewelry as much as I have enjoyed creating it.

Mountain Skies. Copper and silver. 25mm wide.