Sarah Mann Jewelry

24 Jun

Jewelry Designer and Metalsmith
Sarah Mann is fascinated by the creative and technical challenges of transforming sterling silver into objects of adornment. She is proud to carry on a family tradition in the crafts, and pleased that this enables her to exercise her talent no matter where she lives. She creates clean straightforward designs that often incorporate kinetics.

designer ring
'Astral' Sterling Silver Ring
A dreamy band of brushed sterling silver punctuated with otherworldly designs.

Sarah was introduced to metalsmithing at the University of Wisconsin in her hometown of Milwaukee. She furthered her interest under the expert guidance of Heikki Seppa at Washington University in St. Louis, and the craftspeople at Fuji Studio in Florence.

oxidized silver ring
Collapsible Ring
Brushed sterling silver ring with unique design. Movement and flexibility makes for a comfortable fit. Narrow ring has one bar instead of two.

Sarah then lived in New Orleans, where she worked amid its thriving community of metalsmiths and honed her skills in preparation for a transition to New York City. The dynamic nature of the city inspired the strong form and kinetic design of her pieces.

handcrafted cuff links
Jester Cuff Links
Sterling silver cuff links with a patina enhanced surface texture.

Sarah Mann has recently returned to her roots in the Midwest and continues her silversmithing there, creating bold yet elegant jewelry with unique surface treatments. The jewelry that she designs and handcrafts skillfully merges geometric and organic elements to create a style that is recognizably her own.

Mann realizes fully the broad potential of sterling silver. She crafts her jewelry with torch and tools – saws, files, pliers, nippers, drills, hammers, dapping blocks, and a rolling mill – then gives it with a range of hues through delicately controlled oxidation. The combined effect of patina on texture is a signature characteristic of all Sarah Mann jewelry.

Sarah introduces a new jewelry collection – earrings, necklaces, pins, bracelets, and rings – about every ten months. She carefully crafts each piece, and presents it as one of a limited edition. "Raw sterling silver cries out to me, begs me to convert it into bold jewelry with subtle finishes. Of course, I must obey."

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  1. Juan September 15, 2008 at 7:26 pm #

    Purple hat.
    JUAN (from Wash U)

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  3. Sue Gauthier January 18, 2009 at 2:29 pm #

    Hi Sarah, I enjoyed viewing your work!
    Especially liked your collapsable ring.

    Your scholastic awards ‘helper’.

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