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Broken + Weathered Wood Jewelry by Ashley Gilreath

Ashley Gilreath Broken Fence Necklace LG

Broken Fence Necklace, sterling silver with 14k gold rivets, $250

We are thrilled to welcome recent Philadelphia transplant, Ashley Gilreath to our roster of artists here at Art Star.  Ashley graduated from East Caroline University in North Carolina with her BFA in metal design in 2010 and then went on to exhibit her work across the country, teach and hold various artist residencies, most recently at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee.  Her multiple lines of beautifully sculpted jewelry are inspired by the “decay of memories, architecture, and heirloom objects”.  We are really excited to carry a few of her lines of jewelry in the shop!  Here is a look at some pieces from her Broken + Weathered Wood series.

Broken Fence Cuff, bronze with sterling silver rivets, $150-$200

Broken Fence Cuff, bronze with sterling silver rivets, $150-$200

Pieces within this series are inspired by broken and decaying wooden fences, barns, or farming equipment. I’m interested in the process through which these functional structures are built, utilized, and abandoned over time. I enjoy how splitting and water marks on the surface of the wood provides a visual timeline for the life of these crafted objects. –  Ashley Gilreath

Broken Fence Plank Earrings, bronze with sterling silver rivets

Broken Fence Plank Earrings, bronze with sterling silver rivets

Check out our full collection of Ashley’s jewelry on our website here!

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