Sebastopol Gallery is featuring “Re-Creation,” new work by artist Michelle Hoting, who creates her jewelry using repurposed metals. In her latest work, Michelle explores and recreates the ancient mixed-metal technique of makume gane. Layering, folding, and forming steel, copper and bronze to create a wood-grain-like pattern, she reimagines the metals into wearable sea creatures, landscapes, and touchstones.
With her love of the outdoors, it is only fitting that jewelry artist Michelle Hoting’s designs are a direct reflection of nature. As Michelle notes, “When I work, I’m interested in how to integrate the natural world into a wearable piece of art, creating a marriage of form and function.”
Show runs Feb. 4th – March 30th • Opening Reception Feb. 9th 4-6