Kathleen Maley

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(415) 390-6630

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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 2: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
OCT 20-21, HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
Hunters Point Shipyard, Bldg. 101
Galvez Ave and Donahue Street Room #2323
San Francisco, CA 94124
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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 5: MISSION
NOV 10-11, SF CENTRAL
1890 Bryant Street Studios
1890 Bryant Street Room #Studio 316
San Francisco, CA 94110
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I like to think my work embodies an atomic exuberance—a playful reflection of nature’s geometry. In each of my sculptural layered pieces, I attempt to capture complimentary contrasts: light and shadow, luster and texture, asymmetry and balance. Each piece of jewelry is constructed by hand using traditional metalsmithing techniques. I use custom-made hammers and other tools to create unique patterns and textures on the surface of the metal. When working, I am invariably absorbed and captivated by the gradual process of creation unfolding, as a piece begins to take shape; I never tire of the thrill of making something tangible, permanent, enduring. I continually challenge myself to create jewelry that will delight and engage the wearer.