Sasha Robinson

Metalsmith and Jewelry Designer

 

 

Artist Statement

 

I have always had an inherent desire to make things beautiful.  After graduating from the University of Washington in 2003, I began experimenting with making wire wraped jewelry because it was something I could make at home without expensive equipment. While at UW I studied a variety of artforms including fiber arts, ceramics, printmaking, and metalsmithing.  I found wire wrapping an accessable way to share my artistic ideas with others.  After making and selling jewelry on Etsy for a few years, I began taking local jewelry and metalsmithing classes and fell in love with the techniques and processes.  I was excited to be able to enhance the jewelry I had been making at home.  The idea of heirlooms has always fascinated me and when I am making a new piece of jewelry I think of how I am creating a lasting item for someone to treasure.  Items that surpass time and trends to be lasting parts of peoples families and lives.  Having the pleasure of living in both Seattle and San Diego, I've been exposed to a plethora of natural beauty and inspiration.  I find myself most intruiged by nature, gemstones, and crisp, clean lines.

 

Skills

 

soldering

sawing

forging

stone setting

casting

wax carving

raising

 

Education

 

North Seattle College

Jewelry Design Certificate

​2012-2014

 

University of Washington

BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts, Minor in Art History

1999-2003

 

Pratt Fine Arts Center

Various classes from 2007-2011

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Shows

 

North Seattle College Student Show, 2013