Nash Quinn | Ballista Ring

Artist: Nash Quinn, Texas
Materials: sterling silver, steel
Size: 7.5

Artist Statement: When you're stuck in a meeting and feel like going medieval on that one annoying colleague, this is the fidget ring for you. Featuring a heat-treated 1095 steel bow, this micro-ballista includes one solid silver projectile. To use, simply slide the projectile down the barrel until it clicks securely in place. Aim carefully and press the trigger button to fire!

Not a toy - keep away from children. Please don't actually use this ring against your co-workers - they've been through enough. Use it against your boss's boss instead.

Artist Bio: Nash Quinn is a metalsmith who studies and creates small-scale spring-based mechanisms, as well as exploring unconventional enameling techniques and formats. Originally from Wyoming, he received his BFA from the University of Wyoming, and his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He has lived, worked, taught, and exhibited his work across the country, and currently resides in Houston, TX, where he recently completed a residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary 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.