“My work is informed by my sense of place and observations of the many cities in which I’ve lived. I draw from themes of urbanization, particularly infrastructure and architecture. I enjoy turning power lines, bricks, and highways into adornment, using the language of jewelry to load value onto these basic necessities for modern urban life. I am also interested in the subtle changes of architectural details between cities and the visual cues that inform an outsider of a place’s personality. I catalogue these similarities and differences in my work, allowing the person who wears my jewelry to make a connection to her specific place in the world by dressing in a representation of its landscape.” -Caitie Sellers
* The mesh screening element of this jewelry is copper with a darker applied patina. Copper is a material that will react to the ammonia of perfume and the bodies oils. This is shared as a disclaimer if you should see any changes in coloration to your piece of jewelry.
METALS | Jewelry
Penland Affiliation | Penland Studio Assistant, Penland Winter Resident (2016)
Artist Bio | Caitie Sellers received her BFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She has spent the last ten years moving between Virginia, Guatemala, Montana, North Carolina, and Texas learning technique and gathering inspiration for her artwork based on the urban landscape. Her work ranges from one of a kind small sculpture to limited production wearable jewelry and is exhibited internationally. Caitie was an Artist-in-Residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in 2014 and recently co-director/resident artist at Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery in San Antonio, Texas. Recent exhibitions include Placeholder, a solo exhibition at the Metals Museum in Memphis, TN and Shared Concerns, a traveling exhibition recently shown at the Radiant Pavilion Contemporary Jewelry Festival in Melbourne, Australia. She maintains her studio in The Elevator Collective, a multidisciplinary artist studio she founded in 2015 in Richmond, VA.