With holiday shopping season in high gear, we thought we’d highlight a few items in the Museum Store for your gift needs! This week is all about jewelry (earrings pictured) from three local makers: Erica Stankwytch Bailey, Fernworks, and Siren’s Holler.
First up is Erica Stankwytch Bailey, who moved to Asheville from Fayetteville, NC in 2014. In her artist statement she shares: “My work is both organic and architectural, and is created from the visual fragments of a life of collecting images. I inspect the world in great detail and have always collected shells, seedpods, stones and interesting organic elements…” She translates her inspirations into organic, yet modern pieces of jewelry wrought of metal and mineral.
Next, Fernworks artist Faryn Davis “create[s] tiny, intricate worlds in resin.” Using ethically sourced lichen, bones, feathers, paint, and more, she uses her 20+ years of resin-art experience to make tiny fairytale images with a big impact.
Finally, Siren’s Holler is the work of Amy Eliza Sreb. Sreb moved to Asheville in 2011 and has been pursuing opportunities to make and learn since. On her website, Sreb shares: “In my work, I like to explore the relationship between line and negative space. I focus on finding balance through structure. My use of negative space make my pieces surprisingly light and very wearable. I love a highly functional piece that can integrate into your daily life. My designs tend to be bold, minimalistic, and androgynous. They are reminiscent of art deco and ancient styles. I’m a firm believer that everything you see and experience influence your work…”
To purchase work from any or all of these artists, earrings pictured and more, visit the Museum Store. It is open daily 11am–6pm, late night Thursdays until 9pm, and closed Tuesdays.