METAL | Jewelry
Penland Affiliation | Penland Instructor 2017
Artist Information | Studio artist; education: BFA University of Georgia; exhibitions: WEAR|Contemporary Jewelry (Penland Gallery, NC), Assemble: A Collection of Contemporary Jewelry (Penland Gallery, NC), Art Hamptons (Donna Schneier Fine Art, NY), Contemporary Classics (Metal Museum Store, TN)
Artist Bio | Ashley Buchanan is a full-time jewelry artist currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. She participates in high-end craft shows across the country and sells her work in galleries, shops and online. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums such as The Racine Art Museum, the Museum of Art and Design in New York and SOFA Chicago to name a few. Ashley’s work has been published in two of the Showcase 500 Series Books, Ornament Magazine, Metalsmith Magazine, and she was featured in American Craft Magazine as one of the short-listed artists for the Emerging Voices Award. She is a 2014 NICHE finalist and was also selected as one of the ten finalists for the LEAP award at the Society for Contemporary Craft. When making her powder-coated, metal jewelry she focuses on image, pattern and decoration in order to reference ornamentation and historical jewelry. Ashley’s goal is to create wearable works of art that push the boundaries of jewelry while maintaining a clean, contemporary aesthetic.