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My creativity is inspired by ‚Äúboth nature and a love of style. I create bold wearable art with large wire wrapped agate stones as the focal point for many of my unique and fashionable pieces. My designs are a combination of my imagination and trials.
Award-winning jewelry artist, designer, and certified metal clay instructor from Riverview, Michigan. Inspired by many sources, including man-made structures, textures, art, and nature, with an added flare to create one-of-a-kind plus limited editions of hand-made, designer wearable art. Each piece is handcrafted solid FINE SILVER(.999) metal.This medium originated using recycled silver from old ex-rays and film development that is then made into a clay form by adding cellulose (wood fiber). It can be manipulated much like ceramic clay, pressed, carved, and sculpted, yet when fired to 1650¬∞F it becomes pure .999 fine silver, bronze or copper.
I learned to sew making masks at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic while working part time at a pet store. With my longtime passion for animals and my newfound skills for sewing, I began creating accessories for friends and family to adorn their beloved fur babies. I loved the idea of combining different coordinated fabric prints and offering matching accessories for both pets & their people. Using the name of my dog and my own nickname, that‚Äôs when Koda & Kel was born.
My artwork & life focus strongly on sustainability, for which I have great passion. I use recycled metals & many local stones. Much of my current work has a nature or plant inspired motif, with attention to texture & softened edges.
In designing I focus on durability & strength so that each item may be passed on generation to generation. I use sterling silver, copper, brass & gold, as well as a variety of rocks and minerals.
Each piece has a story which lives on continuing to grow with the wearer.
As long as they could remember I have always been serious and curious about making things. When I see upcycling clothing it speaks to me , It tells me it is ready to evolve or to be transformed into another piece of art.
From stoneware to polymer, I have always had my hands in clay. The creative process is unending and a stimulus for many polymer demands less in terms of "infrastructure." Your oven is a kiln, your storage needs are minimal and colors abound without mixing chemicals. I am fascinated by designing with the materials and colors and being able to texture and form pieces.
Ever since I was little I felt a connection between art and nature. As a really young child I would dig for clay at the beach and use it to make little bowls and sculptures. This curiosity grew into a full blown obsession and career in making art inspired by the nature world around me.
A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA 02') and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MPS 22') Renee has been working with wire for more than 14 years with her business Poison Ivy Designs. Born and raised in the Downriver community Renee is proud to be a part of the metro Detroit Art community.
It begins with the dried acrylic paint from the artist palette. The paint wants to be peeled up and embellished so it can become wearable upcycled art. I utilize various materials from my studio to give it whatever it needs. Materials can include pieces of painted canvas, scraps of wallpaper, handmade paper, bits of leather, retired drop cloths, hand sawn twigs salvaged from the wood pile, and anything else that originates from the studio. My process is to engage in a visual conversation of design, layering and composing the various elements until it says it is done. The finished piece is art made from art
I take great pride in personally handling each facet of the process, which includes sourcing quality metals, handpicking each stone (especially those acquired in my world travels), designing every piece and dedicating myself to creating beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces of art.