The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring work by Whitefish jewelry artist, Kris Kramer during the month of July. Kris makes wearable and collectible minuscule, silver sculptures out of metal clay. Most of her pieces can be worn as jewelry. She loves silver down to the molecular level and believes it has qualities of being alive: it prefers that change be incremental; it reflects light; it is fragile and strong at once.
Kris blends fashionable style into pieces enjoyed by those who want to be a little different. She embellishes each piece with a virgin shine, an elegant satin, and a patina dark inlay. Her goal is that her creations evoke a conscious or subconscious reaction—a reminiscence of ancient value along with something forwardly progressive and exciting. Solo pendants, necklaces, earrings, charms for bracelets (aka tiny pendants), animal-totem, and miniature spoons will be on display throughout the month.
Kris is a certified precious metal clay artisan by the PMC Guild and RioGrande and sole proprietor of The Silver Pendant. She sculpts daily in her studio on the north side of Whitefish. Her wish is that each piece creates a pause, like at the end of a pendulum swing, in hopes that an observer might stop to reflect and grasp otherworldly significance.
Meet Kris during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, July 5th, 2011 from 6-9 PM. Kris’s work will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of July.