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from David Smallcombe
About David Smallcombe:
I am a self-employed, full-time artist, and have been for over 37 years. I live in Kalamazoo, MI where I also graduated from Western Michigan University with my BFA in Jewelry Making, and Metalsmithing. Many years of experimentation and refinement has created this collection of jewelry. It is complete with elegant lines, rich textures and clean simple design. I strive to refine or distill my ideas rather than just adding more elements merely to balance the design. The metals I work with include sterling silver, 14K bimetal, 14K gold filled, and niobium. Most of the niobium seen in my work has been anodized, producing brilliant color, and creating a stunning iridescence on the textured surfaces.
These pieces are fabricated by working directly on the metal, as with chasing, to establish rich patterns, piercing of the sheet metal to develop silhouettes, and indirectly through compression and expansion of the metal, to create deeply embossed surfaces. My layered pieces have great kinetic movement between the layers and a unique swell that creates wonderful depth within the piece.
During the summer months I primarily sell my jewelry through nationally ranked fine art fairs. Please visit my website for my current show schedule and to see more of my handcrafted jewelry.
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- P.O. Box 20393
- Kalamazoo, MI 49019