About the Artist
Gabrielle is a contemporary studio jewelry designer, metalsmith, avid cook, wife and mother of two amazing daughters who works out of her studio in Nashville,TN. She holds a masters in The Creative Arts In Therapy and finds that her creations in metal always relate back to what she is experiencing at a given time in her life.
Her jewelry is a combination of handmade and lost wax creations and is created solely by her and in limited numbers.
She incorporates 18k gold, sterling silver, diamonds and precious stones in a style that is simultaneously rustic, organic, refined and elegant. Just as impressionist paintings beg the viewer to witness the brushstrokes and not solely the content of the work, her jewelry invites scrutiny of the surfaces of her metal to appreciate the process in her art.. Through the use of heat or wax techniques she achieves cracks and crevices in her metal resulting in surfaces that seem to resemble ancient relics which she peppers with the twinkling relief and sparkle of white, champagne or cognac diamonds.. These pieces emanate both heft and soul, a mystique of history and refinement always bearing the marks of their creation..
Her process and style are heavily influenced by her South African background and extensive world travels. She enjoys showcasing exquisite precious and semi precious stones by capturing them elegantly in raw and organic chunks of surrounding metal that sit delicately in the hollow of the neck.
Although her style has an organic edge, her jewelry creations are executed with both skill and great care with each and every detail being intentional and provocative and as singular as the person who they will adorn.
Her work has shown in some of Nashville's top galleries as well as in stores in Beverly Hills and Palo Alto and were featured during fashion week in Milan this February from the 23rd to the 26th of February at Palazzo Giureconsulti.
She has been featured in Nashville Arts Magazine as well as in the 2016 Italian Artistar Jewels European catalog promoting the contemporary jewel on an international level.