Education 2008-2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry/Metalsmithing, minor in Art History, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
2013 First place recipient of the “Carol Tyler Memorial Award”, International Precious Metals Institute Competition
2011 Reverie II, Machines with Magnets, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
2012 Alloy, UMass Dartmouth Star store, New Bedford, Massachusetts
2012 Imbue, Machines With Magnets, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
2013 Undergraduate Exhibition Bannister Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
2013 Scintilla Machines With Magnets, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
2012 Alisha Low Probes Your Feelings, The Anchor. Vol. 85, Issue # 10
Aug 31, 2012 Crafthaus “Featured Artists [Interaction]!”
Jan 25, 2013 Crafthaus “Featured Artists [Heads Up]!”
Volunteer Work 2011 Art and The Object, volunteer for installation team, social event organizer, promotion leader for lecture events, Bannister Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
2012 Alloy, symposium volunteer
2012 Imbue, Chairperson of Promotion
2012 The Heat Is On, SNAG Conference student work exchange volunteer, Phoenix, Arizona
2013 Convergence Member of Rhode Island College Artist Cooperative Symposium Committee
2013 SNAG Volunteer Press Release Writer
I’ve been working my butt off trying to finish some pieces and commissions (I hand in the last of my school projects today!). To celebrate I made myself this ring (because I NEVER make myself anything).
Casted my nose in latex & finally set it in my enormous nose-shaped bezel. The idea of applying gold leaf was thrown at me so I played around with it. I’ve never used it before … yay or nay? Not sure if it’s a little too garish … although it contrasts kind of nicely with the silver lip-ring. Any feedback would be appreciated (Keeping in mind I still need to clean it up a little). :]
I created this in my very first casting class. I attempted to make an attention grabbing ring, and I feel as though I succeeded because you can’t ignore this seductive larger scale piece when you give the koi a home on your hand. The koi and the wave base were carved separately, casted, and soldered together. I used an ammonia and salt patina to give it a feeling of the rush of water. This piece was a challenge but I’m delighted with the results.
This is a ring/hand-piece I made a few years ago during my Intro to construction/forming class. You can flip it and wear it two different ways (One side with the green stone set in it, the other with a yellow stone). It’s constructed out of nickel and copper and the two halves are connected with silver chain. It swings open in the center so that it does not limit movement. I love function in a piece, even if it’s simple.
It was an idea based off of the novel Only Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski. The stones represent the two ageless main characters (their eye colors and the colors used to present them in the novel). You can turn the piece over and change whatever stone is showing because the book is in a format where you read one character’s story, then flip it over and read the other character’s view. The overall shape consists of two interlaced infinity symbols because the characters are ‘ageless’. The layers have to do with the character development over the course of the novel. The top layer is very clean, just like the forever youthful boy and girl seem externally, yet underneath is ‘dirtier’ representing the inner development and growth of them internally. The book is poetic, colorful, and beautiful. My hope was to capture some of that in this piece.
It was really fun to make even though the design process and figuring out how to connect the two halves were big pains!