Wear Ever Jewelry is thrilled to welcome two new artists to the gallery: Holly Goeckler and Stacey Lee Webber.
HOLLY GOECKLER’s work combines paper with precious metal using traditional jewelry-making techniques and current technology. Inspired by traditional Japanese paper stencils known as Ise katagami, intricate surface designs are refined and adapted for digital die cutting. Once cut, the stenciled patterns are laminated, folded and connected with stone settings to create lightweight, colorful, elegant jewelry.
Holly is a native of Philadelphia with a BFA from the University of the Arts and an MFA from Southern Illinois University. She has been creating jewelry for more than twenty five years.
Her work pushes the boundaries of everyday recognizable objects to the point of unidentifiable, challenging preconceived notions of the objects that surround us. She strives to declare the importance of the handmade while challenging systems of labor. Webber’s objects are haunting celebrations of liberty and labor.
Stacey received a BFA from Ball State University and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin. She lives and works in Philadelphia. Her work has been exhibited around the world and appears in permanent museum collections such as the Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. and the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts.
Please visit our 1112 King Street gallery in Alexandria, VA, or shop at weareverjewelry.com to see these artists’ unique creations and much more.