SHEILA SCHWEDE / SELECTED ARTWORK / BIOGRAPHY
Sheila Schwede Artist Statement
My designs and creations begin by simply looking around, out our houseboat window onto San Diego Bay. Many of my creations are influenced by the ocean and sea life and all are handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces.
I began working with metal clay and taking metal smith classes when our son left for college in 2005 and have discovered a real love for conceptualizing and creating jewelry. Metal clay has become my passion as it allows me to look at nature and sculpt what I see. The only thing I enjoy more than sitting in my studio and working with metal clay is taking a class in metal clay.
I have discovered an interest in designs with 'movement' and am intrigued with articulation and 3D, as well as incorporating resins, titanium, pearls, fossils and seashells, to add uniqueness. Jewelry should make a statement… not simply be worn, but be considered wearable art.