Artist Statement: Hello my name is Heather Schramm and my journey in metalsmithing began while I was working on my bachelor’s degree in archaeology at Coastal Carolina University. After graduating, I worked out of a small silver studio located in Glen Echo Park outside of Washington D.C. During my time at Silverworks I held many positions including; resident artist, studio manager, and instructor. In March of 2020, I decided it was time for me to setup a studio space of my own. Since the move, I have continued to work on my personal work while accepting custom orders.

The process of concept development and design gives me an opportunity to think through the fabrication of each individual work. Some of my favorite techniques include cold forging and intricate saw work.

Personal experiences coupled with underlying societal concerns inspire my small metal sculpture work. This allows the viewer to begin to understand how things such as archaeological and historical conservation actually impact future generations. Finally, my jewelry challenges me to work on a much smaller scale while considering how the person will interact with each piece.

Artist Discipline: Silversmith

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