Ashley Buchanan

Winner of American Craft Council’s Emerging Artist Award 2015

Ashley Buchanan

Ashley Buchanan’s jewelry is elegant, restrained and yet anything but simple. Buchanan, who holds a BFA from the University of Georgia is calling on the history of jewelry and iconic decorative motifs in those sleek, contemporary designs.

In the studio, she combines labor-intensive, old-school hand work, cutting each silhouette with jewelers saw, with modern technology, such as powder coating(automobile paint) and digital photography. The result is a body of work that reflect the present and speaks to the past, as it propels art jewelry into the future.