Violet Weiner | Cathedral Bubble Ring

Battle of the Rings 2024

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Artist: Violet Weiner, Maine
Materials: sterling silver, pink tourmaline cabochons
Size: 10.75

Artist Statement: This ring is constructed of 74 pink tourmaline cabochons of varying shapes and sizes in hand-fabricated, sterling silver bezels. Using a plaster form I carved as my base, I welded the bezels together into a lacy, openwork hollow dome inspired by the stained glass domes and windows of cathedrals. The bezels are open backed, allowing light to shine through the stones.

Artist Bio: Violet Weiner is a Portland-based interdisciplinary metalsmith who works with a wide range of material, including but not limited to taxidermy, stone, hair, plastic, silicone and precious metals. She received her BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry at the Maine College of Art and works as a goldsmith under Patricia Daunis-Dunning of Daunis Fine Jewelry. Her current body of work is inspired by the soft, biomorphic forms of fungi and organs, blending the decorative and grotesque.

This ring was part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2024, an online exhibition and competition. View the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.