Farewell Brooch 1

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July, 2017
Sterling silver, fine silver, nickel, and auto-body paint. (Aka “Fordite.”)
Approx 3.5cm diameter, 8mm thick.

This is a brooch that I made for a professor at UMass Dartmouth, Susan Hamlet. While pursuing my MFA degree, she was a constant source of creativity and technical know-how. She was definitely one of the most generous, skilled, and quirky teachers that I have ever had.

Referenced within the formal qualities of this brooch are a piece of the fordite, (cut from the chunk that she gave me for my thesis work) a surface texture, (which was something she always encouraged me to make use of more often) and a checkered edge created by the checking file she gave me.