Kattie Jones - Sprout

Artist: Kattie Jones
Materials: sterling silver, rose gold plating, gold plating
Size: 5
Dimensions: 1" x 1" x 2.25"

Artist Statement:
A young plant’s existence begins with a little seed. Every seed keeps a precious life safe inside until it is ready to bravely emerge into the harsh world. Once appearing into the world, roots are grounded, providing nutrients and vitality. Patiently and beautifully growing over months, or perhaps even years, this small being becomes an amazing and wonderful presence to admire, ready to face the environment surrounding it.

Artist Bio:
I graduated from Edinboro University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2019. During my time there, I discovered my love for metalsmithing and being in a studio, using my hands, and working with such wonderful and strong material like metal. I found myself especially drawn to hammer-forming techniques and fascinated by the intimate relationship I was able to have with the materials. I had a hard time pulling myself away from the studio. I am always excited to discover and explore new techniques, skills, and materials!

This ring is an alternate in Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2021, an online exhibition and competition. Shop the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.