Jessie Howes's jewelry is available at the Artisans' Co-op.

Jessie Howes's jewelry is available at the Artisans' Co-op.

TRADITIONAL METAL WORKING TECHNIQUES

“I have always been drawn to metal. Its beauty, strength, and durability lends itself well to the art form of jewelry.”

For the past 10 years, I have studied the various ways to work with, and manipulate metal, in order to achieve a wide variety of effects. My creations are often inspired by my surroundings, whether it be from the natural textures and impressions found in the organic world, or from reclaimed objects and metals found in our urban environment. I use traditional metal working techniques, such as fabrication, casting, etching, and forging, to create one of a kind pieces, and am always on the search for items that can be reused, and repurposed into art..