Mary Kernahan  Westland, MI

KernahanInspired by the textures, rhythms, & colors of nature, my work flows, ever changing, never stagnant. Influences from the world around me, past & present, & those who inhabit that space, are clearly seen in what I create. Chains transcend cold metal & become fluid & flowing, like the water that has always strongly influenced me.

My jewelry is handcrafted using traditional metalsmithing techniques, including but not limited to forming/forging, soldering, filigree, casting, chainmaille,  granulation, etching, cold connections, & stone setting. Fabricated pieces often incorporate multiple stones with a variety of surface embellishment techniques to replicate natural textures & contrasts & culminating in large statement pieces. More recent work focuses on filigree, where I strive to bring a contemporary feel to this traditional art form.

With each piece I create I am reminded of how fortunate I am to work in a medium that infuses each day with a desire to create & learn more.

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Although the event is still the third week in July Fair days have changed to Thursday through Sunday  Please join us for the 2018 Art Fair Thursday July 19 – Sunday July 22! “Diversity, Live it on South U.” Located on the south edge of the U of M campus, the South University Area is […]