Dawna Gillespie ~ Copper d Studio
Hand fabricated and never-reproduced, copper and brass adornments. "From the Soul ~ For the Soul"
Personal Studio ~ By Appointment Only, Lubbock, Texas
"From the Soul ~ For the Soul"
As a metalsmith, I hand fabricate never-reproduced adornments to defy a world inundated with mass-produced accessories. Furthermore, I use symbolism to share details of my soul through: the intensity of colors and texture, hand drawn designs and motifs, significance of scale, and rarity of the piece itself. These lightweight and wearable artworks are hand fabricated from raw copper and brass using a jeweler's saw and techniques such as: piercing, patina, oxidation, etching, hammering, forming, forging, stamping, and cold-connecting.
I truly believe that my pieces "connect" with the wearer and whenever a person places a piece of my art on their body, or in their home, our souls are forever joined through the energies of shared space and time.
With an unwavering purpose to restore and reunite: individuality, reverence to craftsmanship, and the world's intrinsic beauty; I am connecting never-reproduced adornments and beautiful souls together, one at a time.