These earrings are made from light copper mesh and sterling silver with a brushed black patina. These everyday hoops have a simple hinge catch.
Richmond artist Caitie Sellers uses traditional silversmithing techniques to create work that revolves around a unique combination of alloys and industrial materials. She fuses fine copper mesh from an industrial manufacturer with sterling silver as the base for most of her pieces, using techniques she developed during a residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.These materials create an effect that provides solid planes with transparency, allowing the artist to play with dimension and layers.
Sellers is fascinated with the hidden workings of cities -- beautiful, efficient design that is hidden beneath pavement and brick. Using transparent mesh allows her to show both the outer skin and the infrastructure of a place.
Every handmade piece at Alma’s is a story of its craft.