Christy KlugSunday, December 4th, 2011
Local jewelry artist Christy Klug says that she designs for the “woman who resonates with my work and joyously wears it!” Her sculptural style is sophisticated with a touch of whimsy, making for fresh, interesting pieces of wearable art.
Klug’s background is in drawing and painting, but jewelry is her ideal medium. “It allows me to engage in the making of art on a wearable, intimate scale,” she says. “It is the drama of the pieces on the human body combined with the wearer’s personal style and the public exhibition of that very personal statement that intrigues and drives me.”
When Klug started making jewelry she worked primarily in sculpted metal. More recently, she has added vitreous enamel to her repertoire, drawing directly on the enamel with graphite to produce unique designs that capture the creative act. SOURCE
According to Klug, “My artistic journey began with an early interest in stained glass design, which I studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. I was drawn to the work of the stained glass artists of post-World War II Germany, who revolutionized the medium by elevating the structural function of the lead lines into an artistic element.
I am passionate about jewelry design because of the intimate scale and personal qualities it marries together with art. I love the challenge of creating compelling objects that embody a sophistication and sensuality when worn by women who resonate with their aesthetic.
I began envisioning and designing my jewelry lines long before I had the metalsmithing expertise to actualize them. I was driven to perfect my skills, seek out the best in bench teaching and dive deeper into new materials to produce dramatic pieces of art.
Today, I’m proudly a self-taught designer who is always stretching the boundaries of traditional techniques to create intelligent, powerful and thought provoking pieces. I continue to be inspired by all that is around me as well as artists whose lines and gestures I find compelling and whose art informs my work: Gerhard Richter, Jean Arp, Johannes Schreiter, Cy Twombly, Brice Marden,Hans Hartung, Sol LeWitt, Ludwig Schaffrath.”
I design for the confident woman who seeks out and selects jewelry to highlight her own sense of style and drama. This is the power of jewelry because when it is worn well and with purpose it truly becomes the individual’s very personal statement. More than an accessory, each piece embodies thoughtfully hand crafted timelessness. SOURCE
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