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Karyn Warner Hammock
Metal Aesthetics

Jewelry & Metals

1511 W 14th St.
Wilmington, DE 19806



Artist Statement

I am inspired by nature and pattern and I work to bring both texture and balance to my pieces while respecting the boundaries of the materials I've chosen and the demands of making my jewelry wearable and my clocks functional. I strive to evoke the patterns, textures and shapes from nature that are as simple as they are beautiful. I use a mix of copper, brass, aluminum & stainless steel to fabricate my clocks. I hand texture the metals and apply different patinas to add contrast and color. I employ many different traditional jewelry techniques such as roller printing, corrugating, stamping, fold forming, enameling and hydraulic press forming to create further interest. You can see my jeweler's influence through the embellishments such as gem stones, pearls and shell.

About the Artist

Karyn Warner Hammock earned her B.F.A. at the University of Pittsburgh and received Professional Certification at the American Jewelry Institute in Atlanta, Ga. As well, she has been fortunate to train with industry luminaries such as Jean Stark and Julia Woodman. She has been creating unique art jewelry for several decades. Karyn teaches metalsmithing at The Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Del.; Center for Creative Arts in Yorklyn, Del.; and private classes in her studio. She is a member of Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths, American Craft Council, Society of North American Goldsmiths, and has earned Juried Status with the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Her work can be purchased at numerous prestigious craft show as well as several local galleries and Museum stores. After years of focusing on crafting one-of-a-kind jewelry; the recent past has her exploring mixed metals and mixed media art clocks and wall art.











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