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My aesthetic comes from combining my interests of repetition, texture, and asymmetry found in nature, along with my love for fantasy and sci-fi. Each piece is hand fabricated out of sterling silver and/or powder coated copper. While my work is created using traditional metalsmithing techniques, the powder coating adds an industrial finish and pop of color, complementing the contrast of my fascination of science fiction and organic forms. I create jewelry thinking of each piece as a tiny sculpture one can wear, giving the wearer a feeling of uniqueness, strength, and confidence.
Brie Flora is a contemporary jeweler currently living in east Tennessee. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a dual degree in Metalsmithing & Jewelry and Art Education May 2015. In her first year out of college, Brie began teaching beginner/intermediate jewelry classes and weekend workshops at Metalwerx, Lexington Arts and Craft Society, and Cambridge Center for Adult Education. She worked as an assistant jeweler for Monique Rancourt for just over three years while in and out of College.
In 2015 she co-curated two contemporary jewelry exhibitions; "67 Facets" held during the Society of North American Goldsmiths, SNAG Boston conference and Radical Jewelry Makeover, RJM Massart show. Brie also curated her very own exhibition "ALLOY", held at Lincoln Studios in Waltham, MA (2015). In the summer of 2016, Brie was an Emerging Artist at Salem Art Works in upstate New York, where she experimented with other mediums; plaster molds, concrete, blacksmithing and woodworking.
Brie has shown her work in a few selected group exhibitions including "Redefining the Vessel" at Mobilia Gallery (2016), and "Touchy Feely" at the Baltimore Jewelry Center (2017). She participated in her first craft fair in the fall of 2017 at Art Round Tennessee's Art Prowl in Cookeville TN, and was accepted into the 2018 American Craft Council emerging artist program "Hip Pop" in Atlanta GA.