We have been very fortunate to have a large selection of colorful sculptural porcelain jewelry by Lynn Latta in our gallery for the month of April. On Monday I will pack up the majority of the work and send it back to Lynn but a number of pieces will still be available at Dovetail Rivet & Stitch. Please let us know which pieces are your favorites, so we know which ones to stock! We always appreciate your feedback and comments. Through Monday, everything in her trunk show is available to view and purchase online here.
I really enjoy wearing Lynn's jewelry. I love the feel of the dainty porcelain pods of her earrings as well as the pop of color. They are very light weight and comfortable. Her rings are another of my favorite, and can also be worn as a pendant. The porcelain is stronger than I imagined and the ring I've been wearing has held up well, even as I have bumped it into things throughout the day. It really is like wearing a tiny sculpture and the small vessels are just so appealing to look at and touch.
I asked Lynn a little bit about her work and what it means to her to create wearable art. She said that her first foray into art was drawing and embroidery in 2nd grade and she believes these early experiences were the foundation for all of her artistic work. She works in a variety of different media: watercolor, fiber, metals, & ceramics but finds that an ongoing fascination with miniatures has led her to making wearables. She sees her work as small sculptures that happen to be wearable. It is important to her that they are well composed and finished to a high standard. She has certainly succeeded at creating many very wonderful pieces and this is some of the the most unique and fun art jewelry I have experienced.
Lynn lives with her husband and two teenage boys in Portland, Oregon. She does 4-5 shows per year and exhibits her work in a number of galleries and museum shops around the country. I am thrilled to add her unique work to our selection of amazing jewelry at Dovetail Rivet & Stitch!
Thank you for reading and for all your support.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the show while it's here!