THE LARGE LEVEL NECKLACE IS AVAILABLE IN SILVER:
THE PENDANT SIZE IS 1 1/4" X 1/2"
AVAILABLE IN GREEN OR BLUE
THE SMALL LEVEL
AVAILABLE IN SILVER OR GOLD:
THE PENDANT SIZE IS 1.25" X 0.3"
AVAILABLE IN PINK OR GREEN
Lauryl Gaumer is a Metalsmith, Glassblower, and Jeweler, located in Washington State.
LAURYL GAUMER RECEIVED HER BFA IN SPATIAL ARTS FROM SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITYHER WORK AIMS TO DEVELOP DISCOURSE BETWEEN CULTURAL CONDITIONING, WHICH NORMALIZES DOMESTIC AND DOCILE ROLES FOR WOMEN, AND THE UNREALISTIC STANDARDS OF BEAUTY THE MEDIA PROMOTES. SHE ATTEMPTS TO MIMIC THE ROLE MEDIA PLAYS IN OUR LIVES, SUBCONSCIOUSLY CAUSING WANT TO OUTWEIGH LOGIC. IN HER (UN)WEARABLES SERIES, GAUMER DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM MEDIEVAL TORTURE DEVICES AND, USING GLASS AND METAL, CREATES CONTEMPORARY DEVICES THAT DECORATE AND POSITION THE BODY, EVEN AS IT CONFINES AND CONSTRICTS. BY CREATING PIECES THAT ARE A LITTLE TOO PAINFUL, SHE HOPES THE VIEWER WILL SEE THE ABSURDITY OF COUTURE AND DEMANDS OF THE MEDIA.
SHE SHAPES GLASS TO FIT THE BODY BY WORKING IN THE HOT SHOP WITH BLOWN FORMS AS WELL AS SLUMPING GLASS OVER MOLDS. THE GLASS IS CUT AND PIERCED BEFORE THE FABRICATED METAL CAN BE FIT INTO PLACE AND SECURED WITH CUSTOM METAL HARDWARE. HER WORK AS A BENCH JEWELER, SOLDERING AND SHAPING PRECIOUS METALS AND SETTING PRECIOUS STONES, HAS SHAPED HER ARTISTIC AESTHETIC. GAUMER FINDS PLEASURE IN DESIGNING THE OVERTLY LAVISH, ATTEMPTING TO USE LUXURY TO STIR SENSATIONS OF LONGING AND DESIRE.
HER RECENT WORK EXPLORES BREAKING SOCIAL IDEALS THROUGH DIVERSE REPRESENTATION IN A SERIES OF WEARABLE GLASS BODICES. MOSTLY COLLABORATIVE, THE WORK EXPRESSES THE EXPERIENCES OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE WORKING TO REDEFINE RESTRICTIVE STANDARDS OF BEAUTY AND SEXUALITY. BY WORKING COLLABORATIVELY SHE HOPES TO EXPAND THE VISUAL AESTHETIC OF THIS SERIES, AS WELL AS CREATE A MORE REALISTIC REPRESENTATION OF THE FEMALE FORM.
Holiday orders placed on or before 12/21/23 will go out in this calendar year. Orders placed after, will be shipped in early Jan.
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Pilchuck Glass School is an international center for glass art education. Our serene campus in Stanwood, Washington, is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains amidst a working tree farm.
From May through September every year, Pilchuck's Summer + Fall Program offers a series of courses as well as residencies for established artists in all media. Summer sessions vary in length and offer concurrent courses in a variety of glassworking processes for artists of all skill levels. Small classes taught by world-renowned artists and instructors emphasize experimentation and teamwork while fostering individual initiative and expression.
Pilchuck also offers residencies for both emerging and established artists during the Fall and Spring.
New and experienced artists alike often make tremendous conceptual and artistic progress in their short time at Pilchuck. Combining a deep focus on glass, access to a variety of resources, a picturesque Pacific Northwest setting and an ever-expanding international community of artists, Pilchuck has become the most comprehensive educational center in the world for glass artists.