Jody Sachs | Goddess of Spring

Artist: Jody Sachs, Maryland
Materials: sterling silver, brass, copper
Size: 7

Artist Statement: As a metalsmith artist, I draw my inspiration from nature and my surroundings when I go on long walks every day. Sometimes it is the leaves and trees, other times the plants and flowers. I like forming metal by hand in silver and gold, copper, and brass, transforming them into literally botanical objects creating textures and patterns in metal. I am inspired by the beauty of plant and flower forms, textures, shapes, and patterns.

Artist Bio: I am past President of the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths (WGG) 2018-2020 and served both on the WGG and Creative Craft Council (CCC) Boards from 2017-2020. My ring photo: The Wedding Contract was published on a book cover in January 2021: 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium. I have been accepted into the juried WGG Metalworks 2017, 2019, 2022 Exhibitions and the CCC 2017, 2019, 2020, 2023 Biennial Exhibitions. I was honored to receive an Honorable Mention in the CCC Biennial Exhibition 2019 Show. In 2020 and 2021, I exhibited my work at Baltimore Jewelry Center Vitrines Exhibit; and Body Altered/Adorned Exhibition in 2019. In 2019 and 2020, I served on the Review Panel for the DC Commission for Arts and Humanities Fellowships. In 2016 and 2018, I am currently a resident artist at the Artists and Makers Studios in Rockville, MD.

This ring was part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2023, an online exhibition and competition. View the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.