Kate Dannenberg | Wireframe Arc Ring

Artist: Kate Dannenberg, Pennsylvania
Materials: sterling silver, shibuichi
Size: 7

Artist Statement: An exploration of material and form, this sculptural ring is hollow-constructed out of sterling silver and shibuichi. The “stone” at the center of this ring can be unscrewed and replaced with other custom threaded features. The graphic, arcing form and precise crafting was inspired by tool forms and mathematical functions.

Artist Bio: Kate Dannenberg is a jeweler and metalsmith living in South Philadelphia. With thoughtful craftsmanship and attention to tactile experience she creates jewelry and objects informed by the visual qualities of the natural world. She is interested in the way humans physically interact with precious and everyday objects—the way these interactions affect both the person and the object. Through her work as teaching artist and curator she strives to uplift the jewelry and craft communities through inclusion, education, and enthusiasm. Kate’s work is made by hand from recycled and responsibly sourced materials.

Kate is a member of Ethical Metalsmiths and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2015. Her work was included in The Metal Museum’s exhibition 40 Under 40: The Next Generation Of American Metal Artists in 2019, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Fine Craft Show (2020-2022), and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee’s inaugural Craft Optimism in 2021, among other exhibitions. She recently completed an artist residency at Penland School of Craft.

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.